IT is easy to point the finger at others when they are in the wrong, but it is even more important to be able to accept criticism of oneself.
Australia’s domestic record on race issues has been a sorry one when one looks back through the pages of history.
It only requires reflecting on the sub-human conditions Aborigines have been forced to live under for the past 200 years and the removal of Aboriginal children from their parents to realise Australia’s treatment of the indigenous population has not been one of which to be proud.
The responsibility for righting the wrongs of the past is everybody’s. A belligerent reaction to the truth will not help this process.
Let’s face up to the truth and make “reconciliation” more than just a feel-good catchphrase.