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.