Talk:National Sorry Day

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The wording here is ambiguous: "remains opposed to the concept". Which concept? The idea of the day, or the idea of removing the children? There are two antithetical ways of reading this sentence. Greyscale 15:59, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

This article is terrible.. Does someone want to rewrite it from a sensible and unbiased perspective?--Nirvana- 11:38, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Certainly not NPOV[edit]

I've added a POV tag to this article. I'll try to re-write if I can get some time (yeah, right!) but the following passage is my main bone of contention, and is clearly not NPOV:

"In my opinion, the worst thing that has been done to aboriginal people was taking their children away from them and bringing them up in a way that the Australian government thought was right."


  • I have removed much of the text added since April, including the offending paragraph. I have removed the tag as I assume it no longer breaches NPOV, if it still does please let me know. Much of the text aded belongs in the article on the Stolen Generation, not in this article which should focus on the day itself.--Golden Wattle talk 21:24, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Passive voice needs changing[edit]

I consulted this page to find out who started National Sorry Day, and when, and I'm puzzled by the repeated use of the passive voice, especially since the author notes that NSD is "not an official holiday." That's good to know, but if it's not an official holiday, how did it come to be? Encyclopedic style doesn't have to be passive, and active-voice with a clear subject would really enhance the information. Knorlock (talk) 15:54, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Page title?[edit]

I don't think the day was renamed permanently according to my reading of the first reference. I think it was just a temporary renaming for 2005. See also . --AlastairIrvine (talk) 17:41, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

There are many government websites that clearly show it has been called National Sorry Day in other years and of course the "official" site you linked agrees. Checking 2012 is easiest at this point and there are many government websites which concur, while I can't find any that show it wasn't, except for in 2005. Other examples: [1] [2] [3] [4]. Accordingly, I've moved the page back to reflect common verified usage. (talk) 10:20, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Orphan sentence fragment?[edit]

"The apology was the new parliament's first order of business; Kevin Rudd became the first Australian Prime Minister to publicly apologize to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian federal government. Tom Calma, AO, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.[5]" What is the sentence fragement about Mr. Calma supposed to end with? IAmNitpicking (talk) 13:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

The rest of the sentence was deleted by vandalism earlier today but I've removed the whole sentence as I feel it strays too far from the topic of this article (it's about National Sorry Day not the apology). - Kollision (talk) 14:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

POV tag[edit]

This article lacks balance.It seems to be more about doings in parliament than the day itself. Using Mark McKenna as a source without any counter opinion is most unwise. It is not a holiday any more than National Smile Day is one. --Pete (talk) 23:32, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. The main issue is that the article's quite short – it would benefit from more sourced information. Parliament is relevant to the date btw. Demokra (talk) 07:53, 5 January 2017 (UTC)