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Steering (towards a post apology Australia) without a rudder

Lampert, Jo & Phillips, Jean (2010) Steering (towards a post apology Australia) without a rudder. Outskirts : Feminisms Along the Edge, 23(Nov), p. 1.

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Abstract

After Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Indigenous Peoples after his election as Prime Minister in 2008 the climate was hopeful with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (and non-Indigenous women, too) breathing a sigh of relief that the disastrous effects of White Australia’s government policies had at last been symbolically, publicly and officially acknowledged. There was also, though, skepticism about the ‘real’ change this Apology might have for Indigenous Australians. Many of us wondered if the Apology would make any difference at all in the ‘real’ world, where the gaps between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians is still so glaringly apparent in areas such as health, education, housing and employment.

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ID Code: 39144
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Indigenous Australia, Apology
ISSN: 1445-0445
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2010 11:08
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 00:57

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