Thursday, February 14, 2008

Australia Says Sorry

The Australian government made an historic apology this week (13 February 2008), spoken in parliament by the new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

He said the difficult but healing word ‘sorry’ that started the nation on a new journey toward the future. The Prime Minister continued:

A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal
partners, with equal opportunities.

Source: ‘Reconcile’, where you can see and hear the speech of apology to the indigenous people of Australia and look at what it might mean to make another step.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd giving the speech of apology.