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The News Agents - 2nd June 2018

The News Agents - 2nd June 2018

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: An Australian in the outback of Paris. The writer Lindsay A. Gordon discusses rats and rues and stories of the bush and boulevards. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com.

Comments

Lindsay Gordon

Correction to what I said on air:
* Blacks in the US were counted as 3/5 of a person for the population not 3/5 of a person for the vote.
* I meant to talk about Aboriginals not being on the census until the 1960s and therefore not counting as people rather than when they got the vote.
* Rather: "In 1962, the Menzies Government amended the Commonwealth Electoral Act to give Indigenous people the right to enrol and vote in Commonwealth elections irrespective of their voting rights at the state level. If they were enrolled, it was compulsory for them to vote as per non-Indigenous citizens."

SOURCES:
https://www.google.fr/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/posteverything/wp/2015/08/21/we-used-to-count-black-americans-as-35-of-a-person-instead-of-reparations-give-them-53-of-a-vote/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_rights_of_Indigenous_Australians

- Lindsay A Gordon
http://lindsaygordonauthor.wordpress.com

Jude Cowan Montague

Thank you Lindsay for a great show. You were a wonderful houseguest too. Come back anytime!

Lindsay Gordon

My absolute pleasure. A correction on the Angora Poets URL:

http://facebook.com/angorapoets

Adam Ring
Adam Ring

Wanderlust satisfied.

Andrew Stys

Most entertaining.

Jude Cowan Montague

Thanks Andrew - cheers for listening!