Sydney recognises Sorry Day
Today, Wednesday 13 February, the Federal Government made a formal apology to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generation at Parliament House in Canberra.
"I applaud the Rudd Government for making this a priority and support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia, restating the need to recognise our shared history while taking practical steps to redress past injustice and poor quality health and education," Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said.
"The City of Sydney has a significant Indigenous population and our "Principles of Cooperation" agreement with the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council recognises the community, spiritual and cultural ties to the land and waterways.
"It commits us to working together to foster reconciliation, promote Aboriginal culture and heritage and I support moves by the Federal Government towards reconciliation."
Sorry Day speeches by our Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader were broadcast live and welcomed all over Australia.