On the other hand. A word is a kind of deed. Speaking is doing, of a sort. In the context of relationship speaking can be an action. Refusing to speak to someone is an action. Speaking to someone is an action.
(This post refers to the previous post)
In the context of a broken relationship, restoration will require actions, but it probably starts with words.
Thought of that way, our judgement of Kevin Rudd's apology really coems down to what we think of the whole issue of the stolen generation and the history of the European settlement of Australia.
Nonetheless time is the only way to tell whether any of it helps the situation indidenous Asutralians are in.