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National Apology's sixth anniversary today - more action?

TODAY marks the sixth anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's Stolen Generations, which acknowledged the wrongs of the past to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

State Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said the annual National Apology commemorations remind and raise awareness among politicians, policy makers and the Australian public about the significance of the forcible removal policies, their impact on the children that were taken, their families and communities.

"Today acknowledges the wrongs of the past for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pledges to journey toward a united future for all Australians," Mr Elmes said.

"In Queensland, a variety of commemorative activities are being held to raise awareness of the Stolen Generation, educate the community on Indigenous history and celebrate the Indigenous contribution to Australian life.

"No one doubts the Apology was an historic and emotional event, but words can only have meaning if they have the substance of action."

Has there been enough action since the National Apology six years ago?

This poll ended on 28 February 2014.

Current Results

Yes

8%

No

20%

Slightly

1%

There needs to be much more

46%

We have gone backwards

23%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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