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The apology ten years on

Posted 15 Feb 2018 07:00PM

Writing in Eureka Street, Frank Brennan SJ asks us to "recommit to the unifying challenge" put to Parliament a decade ago and put the human face on the Uluru Statement from the Heart: ‘In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.’

FRANK BRENNAN. The apology ten years on.

Today we mark the tenth anniversary of the National Apology.  All of us remember where we were that day when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd read the words of the parliamentary motion moved by him and seconded by Brendan Nelson, the Leader of the Opposition:

Reprinted in John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations HERE