Monday, February 18, 2008

the apology

This moment has been a long time coming and it is a watershed. It has reverberations into this film 'Island Home Country' ; so much of the film has been constructed as way through the past, beyond the 'denialism' of the last era(s). And now the bolted door has been unlocked....

Monday 7:40 Feb 14 2008 Michael Mansell. An apology without compensation is a 'half measure'. Michale Mansell,Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. He's calling for a one billion dollar fund from the federal government and says his home state has set a precedent for paying compensation. Tasmania established a $5 million fund in 2006 for Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families, the only state to have done so.