Daley, Paul: 25 years of reconciliation and what do we have to show for it?

Daley, Paul

25 years of reconciliation and what do we have to show for it?Guardian Australia, 3 June 2016

Written in Reconciliation Week, the article argues indicators are going backwards, gaps are widening and sovereignty is unacknowledged.

And, after 25, after 50 – after 100 – years, how far, really, have we travelled when it comes to improving the lot of Indigenous people, on moving forward with the business that is central to reconciliation, honestly reckoning with the shameful inequity – rooted in colonial history – that mars Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia today?

Not much, if at all.

 

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