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National apology day

 

Overview

This event marks the anniversary of the apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008 by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, apologising for past laws, policies and practices that have impacted on Australia's First Nations Peoples, particularly members of the Stolen Generations. The motion was supported by the opposition and passed through both houses of Parliament, Brendan Nelson (former Leader of the Opposition) gave a formal response. Many members of the Stolen Generations were present in the chamber to hear the apology and thousands more filled the Great Hall of Parliament House and flowed out onto the lawns to watch it on big screens. The apology was broadcast across Australia.

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Ph: (02) 6162 1372
Fax: (02) 6162 1372
Email: nsdc@nsdc.org.au

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Last updated: 13 January 2014
 
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