The reality that confronts us on reconciliation is complex and confused by ignorance, where fact and fiction fuse into misunderstandings, misconceptions and mistakes. From this perspective, SBS TV must be applauded for scheduling several programs about black and white Australia last week, which highlighted not just the tragic injustice of our Aboriginal past, and which indeed continues in the present, but also the grim prophecy for the future predicted by the Aboriginal facilitator on The Cutting Edge documentary – Whitey’s Like Us. (“In 50 years, there’ll only be 12 of us left”.) May all the TV networks realise we need more facts, more accurate and truthful history and more reasoned and intelligent dialogue to make reconciliation work for us all. Let me say sorry and hope that after more than 200 years of wrongs against the Aborigines, we can start getting it right- together!