I promise this will be the only time I use the BOOT for a political message but today (finally) the Australian Government has apologised to the indigenous people of Australia for the heinous act of taking indigenous children from their parents in the 1950s and 60s (known as the "stolen generation"). I want to add my personal apology as an embarrassed and shamed non-indigenous Australian. This act of contrition and acknowledgement by the Australian Government of the immeasurable pain and suffering caused is long overdue. It does not undo the damage but I hope it can help with the healing.
If you would like to listen to the Australian Prime Minister's speech you can find it here care of the Sydney Morning Herald.