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Transcript of the Prime Minister The Hon. Tony Abbott MP – Closing the Gap

Media release: The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Statement to the House of Representatives – Closing the Gap
Date: 12 February 2014

When Prime Minister Keating made his famous Redfern speech in 1992, I was an opposition staffer.

My job was to disagree with everything he said.

While I could quibble with aspects of that speech, I couldn’t disagree with its central point: that our failures towards Australia’s first people were a stain on our soul.

That was a watershed moment for me, as for others.

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