Remembering Keating’s 1992 Reconciliation Speech

On this day when Australia’s Parliament finally made an apology to the aboriginal people it is worth thinking back to Paul Keating’s revolutionary speech in 1992 at Redfern.

I still recall thinking that, at last, Australia was ready to be grown up now that our leader could talk in this way. Little did I realise that this would be followed by so many years of the exact opposite.

It is worth remembering this visionary speech on such a day:

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.