Walk the Talk

In 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to Australia’s indigenous people for the forced removal of children from their families, known as the Stolen Generation.

Between 1910 and 1970 thousands of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their families and communities by churches, welfare agencies and governments.

The journey to National Apology began with the Bringing Them Home report – the findings of an inquiry instigated by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in 1995.

While some progress has been made, we still have a long way to go with much more to be done.

The task for all of us, and one which Council prioritises is to Walk the Talk and continue the dialogue by educating our community on this painful past and our commitment to keeping our First Nations community members part of the conversation to positively shape our community into the future.

Liverpool Council is proud to acknowledge and commemorate this historic moment in our nation’s history.