13 Mar. 2008

Nelson: Our Failures Prove We Were Right

Recent media stories about appalling Aboriginal living conditions only confirm what most Australians already knew. Remember, it was the Howard government's lack of action over a decade which lead to a steady build-up of public outrage, and it was that outrage which lead to his desperate last-minute "intervention". So it's quite a stretch for Brendan Nelson to now claim that continuing horror stories prove that Howard's last-minute desperation tactics must be extended indefinitely.