|Print this page|
Shire of Yarra Ranges Statement of Apology and Statement of Commitment
|Date:||1 September 1997|
|Sub Category:||Statement of Commitment/Intention|
|Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Click this link to search this location with google maps|
|Subject Matter:||Reconciliation | Local Government|
|The Shire of Yarra Ranges Council was the first municipality in the State of Victoria to make both a statement of commitment and apology to its Indigenous people in September 1997.|
|The Statement of Apology reads:|
The Yarra Ranges Shire Council recognises the past injustices and treatment of Aboriginal Peoples.
If we are to proceed in an open hearted and responsible way to address the issues which will come before us in the future we first need to acknowledge the past.
Council recognises the need to confront the policies and practices which caused the forced removal and separation of Aboriginal children from their parents and families, the effects of which continue today.
Accordingly, we wish to express our deep sorrow and sincerely apologise for the pain, the grief and the suffering experienced by Aboriginal Peoples as a result of past laws, government policy and actions.
The Statement of Commitment reads:
Yarra Ranges Shire Council recognises:
The Council supports:
The Council is committed to:
|The Shire of Yarra Ranges (2001) Statement of Commitment of Indigenous Australians by the Shire of Yarra Ranges|
|The Shire of Yarra Ranges (2001) Statement of Apology|
|Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)|
Was this useful? Click here to fill in the ATNS survey