“We Say Sorry” – National Apology to Stolen Generations

Today (13 February) we commemorate the first-ever national apology made by a Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd) to initialise in 2008 the Australian Federal Government’s rehabilitation, justice, and reconciliation agenda for Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, and the tens of thousands of Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families during Australia’s assimilation era. […]


Rejoicing in the changes we see, but longing for more

National Apology to the Stolen Generations – 13 February The shifts in attitude to our ‘National Day’ (26 January) were plain to see this year, as we watched the hugely diverse crowds in largely peaceful protest marches across the land (despite Covid) and listened to the reflections of Australians of all ages and nationalities. They […]


There is New Light… We Need to Take a Path Not Chosen Before

Anniversary of National Apology to Stolen Generations (13 February) …There is new light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. Amanda Gordon, The Hill We Climb, read at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden (20 January 2021) As we remember the brave moment in 2008 when […]