Yesterday was a proud and historic moment for our nation.
As an Australian I was deeply humbled and proud to hear our Prime Minister say the words ‘we are sorry’.
It marked and symbolised a new beginning in our relationship with the Indigenous peoples of this land and a significant healing in the lives of many, many people.
People who were directly affected by the indiscriminate removal of children from their families and communities. Read more
February 13, 2008
Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia
That today we honour the indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.
We reflect on their past mistreatment.
We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were stolen generations – this blemished chapter in our nation’s history.
The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in Australia’s history by Read more