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
It is now ten years since this landmark report was
completed. Separate to the Inquiry, there has been over
a decade and a half of litigation aimed at providing
compensation for Indigenous people removed under
previous government policies. Although there have been
some successes, to date litigation has not provided a
resolution to the harms caused by forcible removal.
The Indigenous Law Centre and the Crime and Justice
Research Network at the UNSW, in conjunction with
the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission,
hosted a one-day conference to mark the tenth
anniversary of Bringing them home.
Date: Friday, 28 September 2007
Venue: The Barnet Long Room
Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
Further information: download brochure (PDF).