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Another area of immense concern is the rate of imprisonment of Indigenous people.
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But even some of the programmes that are in place are missing their target, because we have not yet set up a conversation with the stolen generations.
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But we are not yet responding adequately to the needs of the stolen generations.
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Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
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If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations.
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In June 2000 a memorial was opened to the Aboriginal people killed in the Myall Creek massacre, in north central New South Wales, on 10 June 1838.
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In New Zealand as in Australia, the Indigenous people lost almost all of their land through the process of colonization.
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In North America, numerous Indigenous communities which 30 years ago were mired in poverty, today are prospering.
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In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks.
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Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.
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Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
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Moree in northern New South Wales was notorious for ugly relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. In 1996 local people launched the Moree Aboriginal Employment Strategy.
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Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
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People die because they find living too painful.
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Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
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Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions.
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Sometimes the solutions will require acknowledgement of past mistakes, and acceptance of insights for which none of our learning has prepared us.
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Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.
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Sorry Day is a day to pause. A day to grieve together for the harm done, and to commit ourselves afresh to make things different.
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There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.
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Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial.
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We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
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We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
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We have seen steps towards commemorating the side of our history which we forget but which Indigenous people remember.
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Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members.
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