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Paul Keating’s Redfern Speech

Paul Keating’s seminal speech on indigenous issues was given by the then Prime Minister at Redfern Park in Sydney.

Redfern is an inner city suburb of Sydney with a large Aboriginal population.

This page contains the text, audio and YouTube video of the speech.

  • Listen to Keating’s speech (17m)
  • Watch Keating’s speech – Part 1 (8m)
  • Part 2 (8m)

Australian Launch of the International Year for the World’s Indigenous People

Paul John KeatingLadies and gentlemen,

I am very pleased to be here today at the launch of Australia’s celebration of the 1993 International Year of the World’s Indigenous People.

It will be a year of great significance for Australia.

It comes at a time when we have committed ourselves to succeeding in the test which so far we have always failed. [Read more…]