Maraku Inma performers and the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir all knew the words of Shane Howard’s "Solid Rock", spontaneously dancing during the sound check in heart lifting delight. The same thing happened with Garrett’s "Beds are Burning". "Person-to-person recognition and reconciliation has been going on underground for a long time. We don’t need long speeches," writes CRAIG SAN ROQUE.
Public servants will declare what is "news of the day" and what is not as media prepare to cover the end of an era under an avalanche of restrictions. Absurdly the restriction do not, and of course cannot, apply to the ocean of social media. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.