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Western Australia - Event

Apology to Aboriginal Families by the Parliament of Western Australia (28 May 1997)

28 May 1997
28 May 1997

On 28 May 1997, the Parliament of Western Australia passed a motion to apologise to Aboriginal families in Western Australia 'for the past policies under which Aboriginal children were removed' from them and expressed 'deep regret at the hurt and distress that this caused.'

Many members of Parliament spoke in support of this motion.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Western Australia, 'Aborigines - Family Separation', in Parliament of Western Australia website, Parliament of Western Australia, 28 May 1997,$File/19970528_Assembly.pdf.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser