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Billy Adams

The stealer and the stolen

I'm one of the men whose actions resulted in Australia saying sorry to Aborigines and the people who have become known as the 'stolen generations'. Yes, I took some children from their homes. And I supported the apology. It needed to happen.

Sunday, 17 February, 2008, 12:00am

The stealer and the stolen

I'm one of the men whose actions resulted in Australia saying sorry to Aborigines and the people who have become known as the 'stolen generations'. Yes, I took some children from their homes. And I supported the apology. It needed to happen. But that does not mean that I now think what I did was wrong. I firmly believed at the time we were doing the right thing, and to this day I still do.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Australia reviews failed bid for asylum over 'ooga-booga' note

The word 'ooga-booga', usually associated with dark-skinned savages in old Hollywood movies, has taken centre stage in a Myanmese dissident's claim for asylum in Australia.

A government-appointed body rejected her application, but concerns were raised when a written ruling was delivered with 'ooga-booga' typed next to the heading 'Definition of a Refugee'.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A live hot toady for a free cool beer

It's traditional for Australians to bludgeon the despised cane toad to death with a golf club or cricket bat.

Now another national pastime - beer - has been enlisted in the battle to encourage more humane killings of the toxic pest. For the past two weeks people in the northern city of Darwin have been exchanging live toads for a cool glass of beer.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Students to grade education standards

STUDENTS are set to deliver their verdict on education standards in Hong Kong, as part of a government initiative to see what improvements are needed.

Pupils in some of the territory's schools have been asked to give pass or fail marks on all aspects of the system, as part of a scheme to get feedback from the people who are supposed to benefit most.

4 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Video firm relies on computer wizardry

TECHNOLOGY has played its part in putting the home entertainment market firmly on the map.

Good quality information systems are a godsend for companies wanting to give their customers the best flexibility and choice.

2 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Luxury prices to fall soon

PROPERTY analysts have predicted a drop in luxury prices following their climb in the first six months of this year.

Virginia Wai, a director at Colliers Jardine, said she expected a correction of about five per cent before the end of the quarter.

But the firm believed prices would rise again in the two months before next year.

1 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

HK buyers lose chance of kingdom

HONGKONG investors interested in becoming kings of a castle look as if they have lost their chance.

Melville Castle in Scotland - featured in Property Post earlier this month - is in the process of being sold to a Scottish developer.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Chinese excel in PR hype

THE razzamatazz surrounding one of China's most ambitious new developments proved it was now a match for anyone in the publicity stakes.

The opening of the Beverly Villas sales office in Guangzhou at the weekend resembled an American presidential rally.

31 Mar 1993 - 12:00am