One year ago today I stood behind the Old Parliament House in Canberra to hear first hand the apology from our parliament for the stolen generations. The blogocrats logo at the top of this page is from a photo I took on that day. It was an emotionally uplifting day for me (being of aboriginal descent).
The SMH is reporting this :
A YEAR after Parliament apologised for removing indigenous children to integrate them into white society, new research has shown what many suspected – the policy had the opposite effect.
Now, having crossed that bridge, the land on the other side of it is all about closing the gap,
Unless we get that right in housing, health, employment, education and early childhood initiatives, then the apology becomes a dead letter and I am not about to let that happen.
And so one year on, and what has changed?