World Vision chief outlines way forward after 'sorry'
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Reverend Costello will draw on the international and domestic experience of World Vision to discuss the best path for Australia's "healing journey".
"It is a little over three months since Prime Minister Rudd apologised to the stolen generation," says Reverend Costello.
"If we are to 'close the gap' in health inequality, the way forward is through socio-economic development. Education and employment are key, but so are home ownership and governance.
"While many people in Indigenous affairs are preoccupied in finding the solution to the problem, the only sustainable solutions to improved socio-economic development will be those that are developed locally."
The Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration was launched last year by the Don Dunstan Foundation with the prominent member of the stolen generation herself giving the inaugural oration.
The Don Dunstan Foundation was established in 1999 and aims to promote visionary and progressive leadership and thinking within government and the private sector in South Australia, by furthering debate and action on key public policy issues. The Foundation is located at the University of Adelaide and is supported by the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the State Government.
What: Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration 2008 presented by Reverend Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia
When: 7-8.30pm, Wednesday 28 May
Where: Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide University, Australia
Cost: $15 subscribers, $20 non-subscribers, book through firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8303 3364