Lez Malezar, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA):
'Reconciliation is widely regarded as the opportunity for Aboriginal people to obtain and enjoy true equality. But it is more than that. It is the opportunity for the nation to heal its deepest wound, to develop its own identity, and to correct the most obvious flaw in its constitutional makeup.
The non-Aboriginal people of Australia are likely to suffer at the hands of the world unless the most fundamental rift in our coexistence as peoples is directly addressed.'
Keywords: Australia, Australian International Relations, coexistence, Malezer, Les, Mer, recognition, reconciliation, 1997
Les Malezer, on behalf of the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA), Speech on the Occasion of the Palm Island Award Wages Win 1997, 5 April 1997, p 6.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Malezer, Les