04 June, 2023
Statement on National Sorry Day


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Today, on National Sorry Day, we honour the strength of Stolen Generation Survivors, and recommit ourselves in continuing to strive for reconciliation, healing and truth telling across New South Wales and Australia.

National Sorry Day provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon the trauma, pain and injustice caused by the policies of child removal and the ongoing intergenerational impacts of these policies.

We recognise the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples across NSW and the courage they show as they continue to lead self-determined healing in their families and communities.

Across New South Wales and Australia today there will be many events which will provide an opportunity for communities to come together to both acknowledge our history, and vow to take steps towards a better future.

On behalf of the New South Wales Government we thank the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have shared their experiences with non-Indigenous Australians, and continue to guide us on this journey towards reconciliation.

Chris Minns

Premier of New South Wales

David Harris

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty

Minister for Gaming and Racing

Minister for Veterans

Minister for Medical Research

Minister for the Central Coast

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