On February 13, 2009, prime minister Kevin Rudd delivered an apology to the Stolen Generations.
It was a historic day, but it's worth remembering there were some MPs who staged a boycott of the event.
Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella.
Liberal MP Don Randall.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen.
Liberal MP Alby Schultz.
Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey.
Liberal MP Peter Dutton.
The immigration minister Peter Dutton defended his boycott on ABC's Q&A in 2010.
"I regarded it as something which was not going to deliver tangible outcomes to kids who are being raped and tortured in communities in the 21st century," Dutton said.
"Now, if I thought for a moment that it was going to deliver positive outcomes to those kids, to their families, to those communities, then I would support it in a heartbeat."