Australia

Time to Stop Dreaming

FAR BE IT FROM ME to differ from Edmund Burke, but when he said, “People, sir, must never be regarded as incurable”, he had not encountered Australia’s Aboriginal industry today. Writing here last month about John Howard’s approach to Aboriginal issues, I noted that: • When the Bringing Them Home report was published, Howard refused to accept its untruthful central thesis. A decade later, no evidence has been provided—and certainly none that has stood up in court—for its claims. Its shameful charges of “genocide” are now treated with the scorn they always deserved. Faced with this barefaced attempt at moral…

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