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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Remembering Australia's historic apology to the Stolen Generations

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Remembering Australia's historic apology to the Stolen Generations

    Today marks the eighth anniversary of the historic National Apology to Australia’s Stolen Generations.

    The Apology was a defining moment in Australian history and acknowledged the injustices and impact of past laws and policies, particularly the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and communities.

    It was a national act of reconciliation which provided a new understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia and was a significant milestone in the healing process for members of the Stolen Generations and their families.

    The anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the atrocities of the past and remember our fellow Australians who suffered. It is important to reflect on the past as we consider our responsibilities moving forward and continue to work towards reconciliation.

    I encourage all Queenslanders to commemorate the anniversary of the apology as we work together to improve the lives of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.