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Please read the DCJ Apology letter to the Aboriginal people of NSW (PDF , 1.1 MB) in line with the National Apology made in Australia's Federal Parliament on 13 February 2008 by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Learn more about the artwork featured in the DCJ Apology entitled The Children Came Home (PDF , 1.7 MB) by Fay Clayton-Moseley.
14 Apr 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.