Monday, November 16, 2009

NYT: Australia Apologizes for Child Migrants

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia is not afraid to apologize for his country's past errors. The New York Times reports that he issued an official apology to child migrants from the UK who were sent to Australia and other countries with promise of a better life, but who were abandoned upon arrival and who suffered abuse and neglect. Australia's gesture offers a key lesson to other nations: when you are wrong, apologize.

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