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    Not a bad idea, the Aussies are going to apologize to their indigenious people after taking their land, their children, their families and identity.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7216873.stm

    Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said the apology would be the first item of business when the new legislature convened on 13 February.

    It is aimed at the "Stolen Generations" - Aboriginal children taken from their parents to be raised by white families.

    It was the "first, necessary step to move forward from the past", she said.

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced plans to apologise after his victory in last year's general elections.

    The move is a highly symbolic one marking a definitive break from policies of previous administrations, correspondents say
     

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