National Apology Day
On this day in 2008, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised on behalf of the nation for past laws, policies and practices that have impacted upon Australia’s First Nations Peoples. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and is a significant day in Australia’s history. It is an important time to reflect on how generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been affected, and will continue to be affected, by the past policies of the Australian Government and the ongoing impacts of this on the mental health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. For more information about the National Apology.