Today is National Sorry Day, a day for all Australians to reflect on the important role First Australians have played in the history of our country, but especially acknowledge the terrible impacts felt by the Stolen Generations.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said it was a day to remember the injustices of the past while also reminding ourselves of the important role of Indigenous people in our nation’s history.
“I know many Australians will use the significance of this week to revisit the painful memories of the past, including at community events across the country to mark National Sorry Day or the start of National Reconciliation Week,” Senator Scullion said.
“I thank all those involved in the hard work to make these commemorations possible.
“Today is an important reminder for us all that we have critical work in front of us if we are to provide better opportunities for our First Australians.
“The Turnbull Coalition has committed to work with Indigenous communities to deliver better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including by getting more children to school, more adults into work and ensuring communities are safe.
“On National Sorry Day we must reaffirm our commitment to this vital work.”