keywords: National Apology

  • AUSTRALIA

    Mutating conflict in Kenya

    • Michael Mullins
    • 25 February 2008

    This month Australia's nationhood has been bolstered by Federal Parliament's apology to the Stolen Generations. Kenya is moving in the opposite direction, with a local Jesuit analyst suggesting we could soon be speaking of 'a country that was once Kenya'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Essential ingredient for nation building

    • Various
    • 18 February 2008

    The outbreak of violence in East Timor April 2006 showed that the UN had not reached first base in its efforts to lay the foundation for a small but robust nation. Now the Rudd Government has provided a template that may be of significant use to those involved with nation building in East Timor.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The case for a people's choice Governor-General

    • John Warhurst
    • 15 February 2008
    9 Comments

    Kevin Rudd should move quickly to open up the appointment process by involving the public and the parliament, just as he is doing in the Australia 2020 exercise. There is a lot of talent to choose from, and it will enhance our democracy.

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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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