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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS—STOLEN GENERATIONS

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senators Moore, Siewert and Humphries and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 651—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises the 4th anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations on 13 February 2012;


 (b) affirms the sentiment expressed by the Senate on 13 February 2008 as a significant step to building a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and recognising the suffering caused by past injustices;

 (c) 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; and

 (d) notes the new special collection that will be established in the Parliamentary Library of historical documents presented by the National Sorry Day Committee, which document our nation's shared journey toward reconciliation and the ongoing process of healing and justice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

Question put and passed.