Friday, February 15, 2008

more fallout from the leader of the opposition's claytons apology

A member of the stolen generation is upset that her story was quoted by Brendan Nelson in his misguided speech in response to the Apology. Faye Lyman's name was used without authorisation and the quotes were used out of context, causing the woman great distress.

"I feel like I've been stolen all over again and I am so ashamed he's done this to me." Faye Lyman

It seems that one of the few people who are happy with the speech is Tony Abbott (chillingly the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs) but then again having Nelson look like a total prat improves his chances in any future leadership coup. No wonder he's smiling.

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Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

i heard faye lyman in tears on the radio, she was just so upset.

you know, all this shit is rapidly erasing the feel-good from yesterday. it really doesn't take long does it?

enjoy your weekend. for me, perhaps a media blackout will help with my mental health. or a blog on anyway.


5:03 pm  
Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

make that blog ONE

er brain fried, must drink wine now.

5:03 pm  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

Immense sympathy for Faye.
I can feel the rage frustration and angst she must be suffering.

Get ya effing facts straight Bren Dunn ...

actually I am totsally mystified as to why the misnamed Liberal Party had to say anything at all.
If they wanted to they had TEN YEARS to say whatever Brenny flung out - of course I didn't listen to a word he said.

5:33 pm  
Blogger The Daily Magnet said...

The man is an offense. He is however tragically representative of colonial sentiments since the invasion of this country - racist sentiments echoed throughout history by those who chose to assimilate so many Indigenous peoples. He should step down.

9:04 pm  

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