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    experiences of their time By utilising rhetoric, convincing speakers are able to portray the unjust human experience of their context captivating the audience expounding values such as peace, unity and justice. Anwar Sadat’s “Speech to the Israeli Knesset” and Paul Keating’s “Redfern Speech” reinforce the significance of injustice within their societies, prompting for social change. By engaging the audience through rhetoric devices these speeches evoke a personal response from the audience, transforming the

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    audiences. Therefore, composers employ ‘great rhetoric’ and cohesiveness in their speeches which have the capability to persuade and transform society’s views, attitudes and beliefs. This is undoubtedly clear in Paul Keating’s, ‘Redfern Speech’ and Anwar Sadat’s, ‘Speech to the Israeli Knesset’, which both exhibit the power of words in refining our perspectives and ideas. They both achieve value beyond the time and place in which they were first delivered. Great rhetoric can have the potential

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    Speeches are an iconic and widely used means of expression for our political leaders, particularly when discussing issues of importance such as Indigenous Australia. Paul Keating’s ‘Redfern Speech’ and Kevin Rudd’s ‘Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples’ are the two political speeches which I will be analysing in this paper. The structure of this paper will follow the Cultural Competency Framework as a means for exploring the above stated speeches. This framework moves through knowledge; informed

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    Anwar Sadat’s 1997 “statement to Knesset” and Paul Keating’s 1992 Redfern speech both challenge the idea of artistic and intellectual power to connect with the audience and convey a central message within their speeches. It is these messages and rhetorical techniques that are integral to the speech as a whole and contributes to their power to persuade the audience to agree with their ideal views. “There is no stronger more globally imperative issue than that of peace. It is something that affects

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    At 9am on February 13 2008, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a speech that people of Australia will never forget. Prime Minister Rudd stood up in front of parliament and apologised to the Indigenous people of Australia, he apologised for laws, policies and mistreatment on the behalf of successive parliaments and governments with particular focus on people affected by the stolen generation (Rudd, 2011). An ideal picture of the future was also painted, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

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    How The Mabo decision changed Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms for the Better? On June 3rd 1992 The Mabo decision changed lives of Aboriginals all around Australia. It was the first time that Aboriginals where acknowledged as the traditional owners of the land, and their customs and traditions recognised. It also made improvement between the relationship of Aboriginals and Non-aboriginal people. The Mabo decision also led to the declaration of the Native Title Act in 1993. The Native Title Act is

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    Exploration of the Mabo Case, Stolen Generation and Reconciliation Both Keating’s and Rudd’s speeches are firmly based on the ideas of recognition and reconciliation for the wrongs that European settlers, and their decedents, have inflicted on Indigenous Australians. To explore this idea I believe that it is necessary to take a closer look at both the plight of Eddie Mabo and the stories of the Stolen Generation. The Mabo Case Eddie Mabo is widely known for his plight to regain land rights for

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    3 The Social, Cultural and Historical Context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians PatDudgeon,MichaelWright,YinParadies, DarrenGarveyandIainWalker OVERVIEW To understand the contemporary life of Indigenous Australians, a historical and cultural background is essential. This chapter sets the context for further discussions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and issues related to their social and emotional wellbeing and mental health. The history

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