NORTHERN TERRITORY: The decision by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to fast track Nova Peris into the Senate at the next election could jeopardise a bid to have the Commonwealth government compensate members of the Stolen Generations in the Northern Territory.
NATIONAL: Four years ago, he uttered the word that our people had waited too long to hear. On February 13, 2008, Kevin Rudd created history by saying “sorry” to members of the Stolen Generations, not once, but three times.
CANADA: A commission set up to examine a decades-long government policy that required Aboriginal Canadians to attend schools where students were stripped of their cultural identity says that the institutional abuse created a legacy of turmoil.
NATIONAL: The man who delivered the apology to the Stolen Generations wants the nation to become “a new light on the hill” for the rest of the world on reconciliation between Indigenous people and settlers.
NATIONAL: NEVILLE Austin became only the second member of the Stolen Generations to receive compensation after he won a settlement this month for the 12 years of separation from his mother, under the past policies of forced removal.