Letter to The Editor - Rudd apology for the alleged "stolen generations" was based on a misleading report
To The Age If Scott Morrison is to become "a prime minister of real consequence" who "rises to the challenges of his time" ("Will Morrison take his moment?", 8/6), then, as regards constitutional indigenous recognition, he will do the opposite of what Peter Hartcher advocates: he will not have a bar of it. He will know that the Rudd apology for the alleged "stolen generations" was based on a misleading report (Bringing them home) and did not and does not have the approval of huge numbers of Australians. He will know that efforts to close or lessen "the gap" can be carried out perfectly well without any unjust and dangerous tampering with our Constitution. Nor will he be foxed by sob stories about a "lack of reconciliation". It will require great courage from the PM to block this nefarious campaign. Let us hope, for the sake of our national welfare, that he has it.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave