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February 13 2008 marked a turning point in Australian history. On behalf of the Federal Government, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a speech apologising to members of the Stolen Generations and other Indigenous people who have lived through past government policies and practices. The national apology is a crucial first step,  healing and symbolic, that will allow us to move towards real reconciliation.

UTS community breakfast

The UTS community commemorated this occasion with a breakfast event.

Prior to the live broadcast, Auntie Joan Tranter shared her personal story.

Auntie Joan Tranter from the UTS Equity & Diversity Unit shared her story. (04:29s - 7.4MB)

After the broadcast, a panel consisting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous UTS staff - Joan Tranter, Sonya Pearce, Nina Burridge and Mark McMillan - gave their initial responses to the apology, and took questions from the floor.

The apology, and initial responses to it

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