Parliamentary Apology

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a formal apology to Indigenous Australians for forced removals of Indigenous children (Stolen Generations) from their families by Australian federal and state government agencies.

Bathurst Regional Council held an acknowledgement of the Parliamentary Apology on Thursday 14 February 2008. Many people in Bathurst and surrounds attended the gathering to reflect on those who were taken from their families by past government policies. On the occasion, Laurie Crawford addressed the gathering.