Yet another sign that Australia may just possibly be putting the neo-fascist Howard era behind it - the Rudd Government is currently doing spade work for the move to support the UN declaration of indigenous rights.
Australia was one of only four countries to hold out against endorsing the declaration in 2007. The others being the United States, Canada and New Zealand. There were eleven abstentions.
As this declaration is a non-binding text, the Howard Government's objections were always on rather dubious grounds.