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Paul Keating refutes the idea that Don Watson was the 'author' of the Redfern Park Speech. Keaing says: 'The sentiments of the speech, that is, the core of its authority and authorship, were mine'. Keating ackowledges the importance of Watson's 'faciliatory role', but re-affirms that 'the vector force of the power and what to do with it could only come from me'.