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Forgetting: The Ultimate Injustice

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to Officiate in Bali at October 2012 Bombing Commemoration

(8/19/2012) Prime Minister Julia Gillard will travel to Indonesia in October 2012 for the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings.

Gillard has confirmed that she will travel to Bali to attend the October 12, 2012 commemoration ceremonies on the tenth anniversary of the Bali Bombing that claimed 202 lives, 88 of whom were Australian citizens.

Simultaneous commemorations will be held in Bali and Canberra with Australia’s governor-general Quentin Bryrce leading the service in the Australian capital.

In a statement issued on August 19, 2012, confirming her Bali travel plans. Gillard said: "It was a moment of horror that had a profound effect on Australia as a nation and on the lives of survivors and the family and loved ones of those who died. Time has healed many of the physical wounds caused by the bombings but it can never diminish the sense of wrong we feel at this act of terror.”

"Forgetting would be the ultimate injustice - and we will never forget."

The Australian government has said that they will provide financial assistance to Australian injured in the 2002 attack and to surviving family members of those who perished in the bombing in order to enable them to join the Bali ceremony.

The Bali ceremony, which expected to be witnessed by thousands, will be held at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Parliament House in Canberra will be the location for the Australian remembrance.