Thomas Mayo, author of Finding The Heart of The Nation, talks about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. He speaks with passion and clarity about the needs and motivation for The Voice. A Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin, Thomas’ mission has been to promote the vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians and for a representative Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution.
Thomas carried the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement on an eighteen-month journey around the country to build support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice, and a Makarrata Commission for truth-telling and treaties.
In Nostalgia Town, we meet one this country’s finest painters, Salvatore Zofrea.
Salvatore emigrated to Australia from Italy in 1956. One of ten children, he left school at 15 to work 11 hour days at the Flemington markets.
Salvatore studied art at Sydney’s Julian Ashton School and, informed by da Vinci and other masters such as Titian, Turner and Rembrandt, embarked on a distinguished career. His life in art was highlighted by three Sulman prizes, and a series of large, rich, colourful tableaus featuring literary, historical, and religious imagery.
In Money Extra we explain the three levels of Residential Care Fees and find out where to get specific information for individual cases.
For Steppin’ Out we head to the Illawarra District of NSW to meet VOX FM’s Barrie Keenahan. A former Rugby League referee of the 70s and 80s, he is board secretary at VOX FM and presenter of “Ease Away with Barrie K”.
Useful links –
Thomas Mayo Website (formerly Mayor)
Read the Ularu Statement
Sign the Uluru Statement canvas
Book by Thomas Mayo – Finding the Heart of the Nation