"...They should be honoured for their experience and given every support they need in order to participate fully in the community of which they are part..."
Speech Senator Gary Humphries on the Forgotten Australians Inquiry.
On the 16th of November 2009 the Australian Government delivered a National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants at a special remembrance event in Canberra .
An estimated 1000 Forgotten Australians were invited to Canberra to witness the event which was held in the Great Hall of Parliament House.
Then Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd apologised, on behalf of the nation, to more than 500,000 Australians - many of whom suffered abuse and neglect while in out-of-home care during the last century.