- Stolen Generation Apology -

Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • Closing the gap
    Now the apology has been made the hard work continues to bridge the wide divide between living and education standards in white and black Australia, writes Tony Koch FOR Aboriginal academic Jacki Huggins who recently retired as the co-chair of... read more
  • For Vince, sorry comes just in time
    VINCE Serico was taken in 1953 at the age of four from his parents on Cherbourg Mission, in southern Queensland, placed in a dormitory with scores of other children and kept there until he was 18. From those humble and deprived beginnings he rose to... read more
  • In Cathy's heart, sorry is right thing to do
    CATHY Freeman finds it hard to articulate why her people need an apology, but deep down she knows it's the right thing to do. ``I am not going to try and break down the reasons why an apology should be given,'' she tells The Weekend Australian. ``But... read more
  • Inside the fortress
    More than 40 years after Charles Perkins exposed racism in Walgett, the NSW town is trying to shed its image, Tony Koch reports WALGETT is not a town that puts on a good welcome. Driving down the main street, one of the first things a visitor will... read more
  • Stolen Generation fears keep kids in abuse
    SENSITIVITIES over the issue of the Stolen Generation risk preventing authorities from removing abused indigenous children from their families, an Aboriginal leader has warned. Mick Gooda, former chief executive of ATSIC, told a conference in Alice... read more
  • Freeman family in `debt' 50 years on
    THE family of Olympic hero Cathy Freeman has been forced to pay a 50-year-old debt of two pounds and five shillings for a pauper's grave left unpaid by the Queensland Protector of Aborigines before they were allowed to bury a relative yesterday. In... read more
  • Apt and just apology
    It was not, as was claimed by some, an apology for the stolen generations THE Queensland National Party's leader-in-waiting, Lawrence Springborg, was critical of the deed of apology offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people last... read more
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