We also acknowledge that government policy, for example the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, has caused irreparable harm to the Stolen Generation, many who were babies.

On 13 August 1997 Mr Tony Rundle, the then Premier led the Tasmanian Parliament, on behalf of all Tasmanians, to: express its deep and sincere regrets at the hurt and distress caused by past policies under which Aboriginal children were removed from their families and homes; apologise to the Aboriginal people for those past actions; and reaffirm its support for reconciliation between all Australians.