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13 February 2008

Remembering Keating's 1992 Reconciliation Speech

On this day when Australia's Parliament finally made an apology to the aboriginal people it is worth thinking back to Paul Keating's revolutionary speech in 1992 at Redfern.

I still recall thinking that, at last, Australia was ready to be grown up now that our leader could talk in this way. Little did I realise that this would be followed by so many years of the exact opposite.

It is worth remembering this visionary speech on such a day:





By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire


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