On 16 November 2009, on behalf of the Australian Government, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered an unqualified apology to Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants who suffered abuse or neglect in care. He was supported by the (then) Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull. The Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra was filled with Forgotten Australians and their supporters.
To view the National Apology by Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, click here.
For the transcript of Kevin Rudd's apology, click here.
The Australian Government's website about the apology and the history projects can be found here.