Today we commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial.
It is important that we acknowledge military service and sacrifice by generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicewomen and servicemen to Australia and the world in war, campaigns, peacekeeping, and humanitarian missions.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have enlisted and served in every war and peacekeeping mission Australia has been in since the Boer War (1899-1902).
I am proud that Adelaide was among the first capital cities in the country to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the dedication of a national memorial ten years ago.
Many were on hand today to mark this occasion, including Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and colleagues from the State Parliament and Australian Parliament, including Kyam Maher MLC, Louise Miller-Frost MP, and Catherine Hutchesson MP.
I extend my gratitude to Uncle Frank Lampard OAM and Ian Smith, co-chairs of Aboriginal Veterans South Australia, along with all who contributed to today's service.