Wednesday, 13 February 2008


It is good that the Australian parliament is apologising to the Stolen Generations, their families and communities for their legally sanctioned removal through much of last century.

As you would expect from politicians in parliament, the apology was accompanied by a lot more talking, with both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader rambling on for a full half hour each. They spent some time speaking on behalf of the Australian people as whole, indigenous and non-indigenous, but both seemed to a greater or lesser extent to even then still talking very much from the whitefella's perspective of what that means.

I suppose things happen one step at a time, and so saying less would probably be more.

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