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Stolen Generations


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...

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...

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.

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.

'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.

Unfinished business: progress report to Parliament

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.

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...

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...

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.