By Sarah Maddison
'An first-class prognosis of Australia's mind-set.' - Jeff McMullen journalist, writer, movie maker
Deep in our hearts, Australians be aware of that our country was once equipped on land that doesn't belong to us. a few of us now assert that Aboriginal humans may still easily reap the benefits of possibilities provided through white society. yet many others believe guilt, frequently turning this guilt inwards, feeling helpless within the face of the appalling stipulations within which a number of the unique population of this nation now reside. Successive govt regulations of obliteration, assimilation, cultural upkeep and intervention have obviously didn't bridge the gulf among black and white Australians, and to enhance the lives of many Aboriginal Australians. Efforts at reconciliation have stalled. in lots of methods, we're stuck.
Sarah Maddison argues that there's no element in having a look back to governments for an answer to those demanding situations. quite, it really is as much as us, we all. we have to recognize our collective accountability, switch at a deep point, and advance a revitalised view of our nationwide self. simply then do we improve guidelines and useful suggestions that work.
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