About Us

The National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC) is a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for the rights of the Stolen Generations at the national level. The NSDC was formed in 1998 in response to the tabling in 1997 of Bringing them home, the Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.

We work with a variety of departments and agencies to ensure policies and programs address the needs of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. We also play a significant role in increasing awareness and education of the broader Australian population regarding the experiences of the Stolen Generations, and the ongoing ramifications of policies that led to the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families.

The NSDC encourages both individuals and organisations from across Australia to become members of the NSDC. NSDC voting members are eligible to vote for changes to the NSDC’s Executive and Management Committee at the NSDC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year.

Our Vision & Objectives

NSDC’s Vision is of an Australia that acknowledges and understands its history and seeks positive action to address the trans-generational impacts of the Stolen Generations.
To realise this vision, we pursue the following objectives:

Education

Provide resources to enable communities to raise awareness and understanding of the history and continuing effects of the forcible removal policies

Engagement

Foster collaborative and constructive relationships to progress positive change for the Stolen Generations

Expertise

Be an inclusive voice that represents and advocates for the Stolen Generations at a national level