BURAADJA: THE LIBERAL CASE FOR NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
YESTERDAY Buraadja provides a powerful account of the Liberal Partys approach to Indigenous affairs. The partys record of successes and failures is frankly evaluated as an important basis for developing effective approaches to persistent problems.
TODAY The problems faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today are considered through two contrasting lenses: the extremist lens of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the moderate lens of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Uluru Statement is shown to offer a modest approach to addressing problems by recognising Indigenous peoples in the Constitution, making agreements, and coming to terms with Australias history.
TOMORROW Andrew Bragg draws on liberal values to make a compelling case for national reconciliation in Australia. He offers some practical suggestions for remembering our history, listening to Indigenous people, and planning for the future.