Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Update for Federal Apology

Broadcasting of the event


The apology will be televised on ABC News 24. A live stream of the event will also be available through the Parliament of Australia and the ABC News 24 websites.

 Australian media have been invited to attend the event in the Great Hall. The apology will also be filmed by broadcast staff from the Department of Parliamentary Services and provided to television networks. It is likely that guests attending the apology will be filmed for news purposes. The Attorney-General’s Department has also engaged photographers to capture proceedings on the day and images will be uploaded to our Flickr account.

The images and footage shot during the day will be used to create a commemorative CD and DVD which will be available on request via forcedadoptionsapology@ag.gov.au or on 02 6141 3030 after the event.

Shuttle bus

The Attorney-General's Department will be arranging a free bus that will operate between Parliament House and various Canberra locations on the day. A flyer containing information including pick up times and locations is now available on the Frequent Asked Questions webpage.

Performances on the day

The event in the Great Hall will feature performances by the Woden Valley Youth Choir and Mia Dyson. Mia Dyson and Anne Kirkpatrick will both perform at the Federation Mall from 1:00pm.

Events to be held around Australia to view the national apology


A number of events will be held around Australia to coincide with the delivery of the national apology in Canberra.

Events will be held in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania to view the live broadcast of the apology.


Detailed information about these events and contact details can be found on the Frequent Asked Questions webpage.



Background information to the Apology


A new webpage containing background information to the national apology has also gone live.



Further information about the apology event can be found on the Forced Adoptions Apology website


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