Search Results: National Apology

  • RELIGION

    Stolen Generations apology 'about right'

    • Frank Brennan
    • 14 February 2008
    17 Comments

    Most indigenous Australians appreciated Labor's wide consultation. Some were angered by elements of Brendan Nelson's speech. But he did well do bring the Liberal and National Parties with him, ensuring they did not rain on the national parade as they had in 1988 and 1997.

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  • RELIGION

    Apology a reminder that sin is social

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 February 2008
    15 Comments

    Some Australians still believe it unreasonable for anybody to expect them to take responsibility for the wrongdoing of past generations. In the Christian tradition, the prophets did not simply sheet home blame to officials responsible, but imputed it to the whole people, who would also suffer the consequences.

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  • RELIGION

    Now is the moment for political leadership

    • Frank Brennan
    • 06 February 2008
    8 Comments

    Even senior traditional hard men of the Liberal Party like Bill Heffernan and Shane Stone have indicated that it is time to act. It is time for Brendan Nelson to draw the line so that we can move on, committed to reconciliation and improvement in Aboriginal health, education, and life expectancy.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Teaching history of our region is also important

    • Jack Waterford
    • 21 August 2006

    If the Federal Government is serious about history, it should be devoting as much time to having us understand the history of our neighbours, and having our neighbours understand our sense of our own. It's mostly virgin territory.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The human as such

    • Peter Steele
    • 08 July 2006

    Peter Steele reviews Terry Eagleton’s Sweet Violence: the Idea of the Tragic.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Seoul-centring Korea

    • Gavan McCormack
    • 04 July 2006

    Encouraging the North–South relationship offers the best hope for North Korea and the world

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving and forgetting

    • Denis Tracey
    • 29 April 2006

    Gavan Daws’s Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific prompts some reflection from Denis Tracey.

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  • MEDIA

    The doyen of dissent

    • Robert Hefner
    • 25 April 2006

    Robert Hefner meets the outspoken editor of Harper’s Magazine, Lewis H. Lapham.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tired of the injustice

    • Brian McCoy
    • 23 April 2006

    Fifty years ago Rosa Parks inspired African Americans by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, and her example is still inspiring Aboriginal people today

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