I haven’t been paying attention to all the details of who said what about Adam Goodes since the on-field incident last week, but I’m pleasantly surprised to see Eddie Maguire now offering proper acknowledgements of the effects of racial vilification and proper apologies for uttering a racial slur. It’s a start.
Link round up for the 5th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation [edited ~M]
UPDATE: OK, it looks like I misheard this one. The story wasn’t about a sex worker at all, it was about a public servant seeking worker’s compensation for an injury sustained during a sexual encounter at a work-related conference. This does put a different perspective on the joke and the reaction.
Making pop songs from political speeches seems to be becoming a trend. The GetUp Mob has set the Apology to music. The song originates in Paul Kelly’s “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”, written in the 80s about the 1966… Read More ›
I wanted to post on the current round of semantic gymnastics regarding the Parliament’s apology to the Stolen Generations, but Andrew Bartlett’s done it, and better than I could: Liberals’ Separated Hearts. The comprehensive report of the “National Inquiry into… Read More ›