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Brooke Boney

SBS World News Political Reporter and Aboriginal woman from Gamilaroi and Gomeroi country in Northern NSW

Brooke Boney is SBS World News Political Reporter and Aboriginal woman from Gamilaroi and Gomeroi country in Northern NSW.

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Australia Needed To Take A Goodes Look At Itself

He shouldered that heavy burden for all of us. He unintentionally started a discussion we didn't know we were ready to have. He's made all of us have a think about what sort of behavior it is as Australians we're willing to accept and what we're not. He's made people who have been sitting on the fence for 200 years choose a side, racism or reconciliation.
09/04/2016 12:59 PM AEST
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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Today marks the anniversary of when former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd officially apologised to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the government, because of the government's policies of forced removal. Today especially, there are always people who say: "Well, I'm not sorry. What do I have to be sorry for?"
13/02/2016 6:34 AM AEDT
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Low Expectations Hold Indigenous People Back

Social Darwinism had led us to believe that Indigenous people weren't as smart, not as capable and probably wouldn't survive the turn of the century. So that accounts for the lack of confidence we had in Indigenous people, but there's no reason for these sorts of attitudes to still exist.
21/01/2016 5:09 AM AEDT
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