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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Page: 4073

Apology to the Stolen Generation

Debate resumed on motion by Ms Saffin:

That this House:

(1) recognises, on 13 February 2012, the fourth anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations;

(2) affirms the sentiment expressed by this House on 13 February 2008, as a significant step to build a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and recognise the suffering caused by past injustices;

(3) expresses its support for members of the Stolen Generations and for the activities happening across Australia on 13 February to mark the anniversary of the apology;

(4) recognises the significant efforts of groups including the National Stolen Generations Alliance and the National Sorry Day Committee to support and work for the interests of members of the Stolen Generations;

(5) notes the new special collection that will be established in the Parliamentary Library of historical documents presented by the National Sorry Day Committee, which documents our nation's shared journey toward reconciliation and the ongoing process of healing and justice for members of the Stolen Generations.

Question agreed to.