Stolen Generations

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Unfinished business: progress report to Parliament - December 2020

This second progress report outlines the NSW Government’s work to progress the commitments made to Stolen Generations survivors. The views of survivors are embedded in this report, guiding government on areas to focus upon in the coming years.
Guide

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation practice framework

This framework represents two years of intense collaboration between Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and evidence-building partner, ARTD Consultants. It is believed to be a first of its kind document, bringing together a peer-reviewed evidence base around survivor-led models, collective healing and trauma-informed healing...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into responses to historical forced adoption in Victoria

This report on the Inquiry into responses to historical forced adoption in Victoria is the result of extensive research and consultation by the Legislative Assembly’s Legal and Social Issues Committee at the Parliament of Victoria.
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Make healing happen: it's time to act

This report provides an insight into the experiences of Stolen Generations survivors, and the extent and complexity of their contemporary needs as they grow older. It presents demographic data about where Stolen Generations survivors and their families live, and it considers the impact of forced...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations aged 50 and over: updated analyses for 2018–19

In 2018–19 there were an estimated 27,200 surviving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over who had been removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies. The findings of this report show that the Stolen Generations aged...
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Stolen Generations survivors

This paper examines the impact of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on Stolen Generations survivors. It highlights how the restrictions aimed at protecting survivors are at the same time negatively impacting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Article

Enforcing assimilation, dismantling Aboriginal families: a history of police violence in Australia

The history of policing in Australia helps explain some of the dynamics at play in the Black Lives Matter and First Nations Deaths in Custody movement in Australia and a growing push for alternative models of policing.
Article

'My mob is telling their story and it makes me feel good’: here’s what Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told us they need

A report of a study conducted alongside the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. The purpose of this study was to establish healing solutions for Aboriginal survivors of sexual abuse.
Report

Unfinished business: progress report to Parliament - July 2018

This report summarises the NSW Government’s progress to date in implementing its commitments to Stolen Generations survivors and their families, made in response to the General Purpose Standing Inquiry into Reparations for the Stolen Generations - the Unfinished Business Report.
Website

Timeline of trauma and healing in Australia

This timeline looks at some of the events, trauma and healing that’s taken place in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the last two and a half centuries. The dates in this timeline are a selection representing the breadth of events that have occurred...
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Children living in households with members of the Stolen Generations

This report presents analyses of selected outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who live in households with members of the Stolen Generations. It shows these children are more likely, than comparable other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, to experience a range of...
Case study

The road to “sorry”: Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations

This case has been prepared for discussion on two broad sets of leadership questions. What type of leadership was involved in Rudd's apology? and how and why does an apology such as this fit in to the leader's communications repertoire? The case exhibits include excerpts...
Transcript

Let the healing begin

Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, was asked by the Stolen Generations Alliance and the National Sorry Day Committee to respond to the Apology.
Transcript

Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered this speech in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008.
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations aged 50 and over

This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations survivors aged 50 and over in 2014–15. It presents data on a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes, and analysis of differences with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comparison group to examine...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes

This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys. It also presents a range of health and socioeconomic outcomes for the Stolen Generations and descendants, and differences with Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison groups, to...
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“It is the story of all of us”: learning from Aboriginal communities about supporting family connection

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are highly over-represented in out of home care statistics. Around half of these children are in kinship care, a family arrangement that for Aboriginal people sits uncomfortably with the concept of ‘out of home care.’ Despite the number of...
Report

Bringing Them Home 20 years on: an action plan for healing

Australia’s ageing Stolen Generations are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma, and need a new policy approach to assist them and their families to heal.
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Healing for Our Stolen Generations: sharing our stories

This report is a review of the first two years of projects funded under the Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Initiative.
Article

The next step: a reparations tribunal

For most members of the Stolen Generations, pursuing a civil claim through the courts is technically impossible or simply too painful, writes Robin Banks.