Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.
People die because they find living too painful.
Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions.
We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members.