Twenty years ago this week, the Australian Human Rights Commission tabled in Federal Parliament a report into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
Between one in three and one in ten Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities between 1910 and 1970, the Bringing Them Home report found.
Conference: Friday 28 September 2007
Ten years later: Bringing them home and the Forced Removal of Children
In April 1997 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
Commission released Bringing them home. The report
followed a two-year National Inquiry into the Separation
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from
A marked shift in the Indigenous policy landscape since the National Apology to the Stolen Generations continues to gain momentum and signals a more inclusive and promising future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said today.
The Stolen Generations’ Working Partnership announced today by the Federal Government is a welcome move that should go some way towards addressing the immediate and practical needs of Stolen Generations members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, said today on National Sorry Day.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has called on Australians on national Sorry Day today to remember the grief, sorrow and ultimate resilience experienced by members of the Stolen Generations.