Ten years on from the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

There are so few moments in Australian history to be proud of in terms of our relationship with the First Australians. Rudd’s National Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008 was one of them. Ten years on our child protection services are removing Aboriginal children from their families at an even greater rate than any other time in history.

As an employee of a child protection agency I had the opportunity to speak to some of our Aboriginal staff about their reflections on the Apology, their personal experience of the Stolen Generations and their thoughts on the future.


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