The Western Lines

November 28, 2007

Bad news for the Libs

Filed under: Uncategorized — ralphbuttigieg @ 9:25 am

So Turnbull’s contribution to Aboriginal welfare is going to be meaningless symbolism. Thats a big help Malcolm. How about leaving that to Rudd and coming up with practical policies.

Turnbull to say sorry

The contenders for the Liberal leadership are continuing to jettison policies from ‘the Howard era’, with Malcolm Turnbull vowing to say sorry for Australia’s ‘stolen generation’.

Outgoing Prime Minister John Howard refused to give a formal national apology, focussing instead on so-called ‘practical reconciliation’.

But Mr Turnbull says that was a mistake, arguing that symbolism does matter.

‘I say this about a friend, John Howard. That was an error,’ Mr Turnbull said.

‘Clearly, we should have said sorry then. John got himself into a bit of semantic tangle there.’

He says if he’s successful, the Liberal party under his leadership would support a formal apology to the indigenous people of Australia….


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