This is part 1 of the speech made by Prime Minister Rudd on Wednesday 13 February 2008. The Aboriginal peoples of Australia and the whole Australian community have waited for a long time for this. As Mr Rudd says, although officials were seen to be removing these children, these people were carrying out orders and these orders were implementing the laws of the land, Australia. It is right that the apology come from the the highest level.
Each time I saw the Aboriginal flag flying over the school on Wednesday I thought of the Dharuk people, on whose land the school is built. For me, a very moving experience.
Thank you Mr Rudd.
Part 2 here
Part 3 here