Anniversary of The National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples

Today marks the 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.

In 2008, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations.

“Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations—this blemished chapter in our nation’s history.” – Former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

The Apology was a significant event, acknowledging the wrongs governments have inflicted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

We recognise that while the Apology was an important step, there is still much to be done to redress the injustices of the past and challenge the ongoing systemic and structural practices perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Read more about the Stolen Generations, the Bringing Them Home Report and the National Apology here.

Relationships Australia South Australia delivers services for members of the Stolen Generations. More more information, visit