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Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Two years ago Kevin Rudd, in what appears to have now faded into a largely symbolic apology to Aboriginal Australia, told the nation that: …symbolism is important but, unless the great symbolism of reconciliation is accompanied by an even greater substance, it is little more than a clanging gong. It is not sentiment that makes […]

Peggy Napaljarri Brown’s fury

Peggy Napaljarri Brown’s fury

As I walked up the road yesterday morning to get some milk, I spotted Peggy Napaljarri Brown, Jenny Macklin’s best new friend and Valerie Napaljarri Martin sitting in the shade of a tree outside the ramshackle office of the Yuendumu Mining Company. Next to her sat Harry Jakamarra Nelson. They all have better things to […]