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Australia marks anniversary of ‘Stolen Generation’ apology; promises more funds

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the APEC Leader's Dialogue with APEC Business Advisory Council during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Sakchai Lalit/Pool via REUTERS

Sydney, Australia Reuters Australia on Monday committed about $US300 million to improve life outcomes of its Aboriginal people, as the country marked 15 years since a national apology for forcibly removing Indigenous children from families under old assimilation policies. The government announced $A424 million would go towards “Closing the Gap”, which includes providing safe and […]

Australia marks 13th anniversary of Indigenous apology

Canberra, AustraliaReuters Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday marked the 13th anniversary of an official government apology to the country’s Indigenous population for their historic mistreatment.  Morrison said past actions, including the removal of more than 100,000 Aboriginal children from their families and communities, had to be acknowledged. “In acknowledging that fact, I repeat […]

Australian ex-PM Rudd calls for inquiry into Murdoch media dominance

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Melbourne, AustraliaReuters Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called for a major government inquiry into the tight ownership of Australian media by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, securing more than 46,000 signatures on a petition after just two days. Rudd, who was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 and briefly in 2013, filed a petition […]


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Rudd and Abbott address Christians across the nation

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Tens of thousands of Christians gathered in churches across Australia this week to watch Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott talk about their Christian faith and to address issues ranging from asylum seekers to climate change, marriage, school chaplains and the sexualisation of children. The event at Old Parliament House in Canberra, […]