CAAMA News 16-02-2021

16th Feb 2021

Federal Parliament has reflected on the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, 13 years after it was delivered by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

On 13 February 2008 M Rudd delivered the historic apology expressing remorse on behalf of the nation for the past treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Islanders by the federal government.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison repeated the sentiment during an address to parliament, declaring he too is "truly sorry".

Labor leader Anthony Albanese called on the government to adopt the recommendations of the Uluru Statement from the Heart as a means of continuing progress towards reconciliation.

Federal Labor's spokesperson for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islanders Linda Burney said more than three years after the Uluru Statement from the Heart was first conceived, its aspirations remain outstanding.