Paul Keating’s Redfern speech

Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is a former Australian politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1991 to 1996. Keating was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1969 as the MP for Blaxland, New South Wales. He was later appointed Treasurer of Australia in the Hawke Government, which came to power in 1983.

On 10 December 1992, Keating delivered the Redfern Speech on Aboriginal reconciliation, a speech which has regularly been cited as among the greatest in Australian political history.

Marked up excerpt from Prime Minister Paul Keatings' Redfern Park speech, December 1992

Marked up excerpt from Prime Minister Paul Keatings’ Redfern Park speech, December 1992

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