Quote of the Day – Special Catch-Up

We apologise for not having posted our regular ‘Quote of the Day’ over the past week and hope you will all enjoy this special catch-up with some of our favourite quotes from Malcolm Fraser.

Yours in Unity through Lateral Love & Spirit of Care for all Humankind Brian, Nicci & the Lateral Love Australia Team

“Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generation peoples in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“People die because they find living too painful.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“There are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.” ~ Malcolm Fraser

“Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generation issues, family relationships, violence and suicide prevention.” ~ Malcolm Fraser


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