Rudd blasted over apology

Russell Skelton; 3/4/10

The Rudd government has provided a “pittance” to the stolen generations and has failed to do anything practical to help Aboriginal people removed from their families, says the former head of the intervention taskforce. Dr Sue Gordon, who was separated from her mother at the age of four, said the Prime Minister had made a lot of fanfare out of the national apology but had failed to follow through with significant funds and programs. Dr Gordon, who now heads an organisation that assists with the care and relocation of stolen generations, said: “Funding is a pittance. The members of my organisation are mostly over 60, my eldest is 82. They urgently need practical help at this point in their lives.