Family photo in the Borden reserve, published with the family’s permission.
For descendants of those stolen, restoring a special family place enables them to reconnect to the past, to people and identity.
Child protection notification processes in Australia have a history of disproportionately targeting First Nations families.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt arrive ahead of delivering the statement on the Closing the Gap Implementation Report.
The government recently announced a new reparations scheme for Stolen Generations survivors. However, these survivors are only a fraction of the Indigenous children separated from their families.
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The Morrison government will provide $378.6 million for a new redress scheme for Stolen Generation survivors as part of more than $1 billion for its Closing the Gap implementation plan.
Shoes and toys line the steps of a building in Edmonton in honour of and mourning for the Indigenous children found in unmarked graves in Canada.
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The recent discovery of the bodies of Indigenous children being found in Canada reminds us of the dark history of Australia’s treatment of young First Peoples and children here in Australia.
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Signatures developed to replace rituals as a form of legal validation. Indigenous people have seen their marks used against them and rallied communities to use signatures in innovative protests.
Archie Roach performs during the annual Long Walk celebrations in Melbourne last May.
In his autobiography, Tell Me Why, musician Archie Roach tells the stories of loss, pain and survival behind his songs.
This child and her mother found refuge at a women’s shelter, but many are unable to find the secure housing they need to escape family violence.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
Aboriginal elder Max Eulo holds a baby in front of a sea of 70,000 multi-coloured paper hands at the Sydney Opera House in December 2000.
Racism is again on the rise in many parts of the world. So is the dehumanisation of our enemies. What hope is there, then, for notions of a common humanity?
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
In some parts of Australia, cattle properties have been hand over to the traditional owners, but for others the return of their land seems further away than ever.
The company built by ‘Cattle King’ Sidney Kidman is for sale. He enjoyed good relations with the Indigenous inhabitants, but proper recognition of their rights to their land seems ever more elusive.
South Australians turned out in numbers to hear the 2008 apology to the Stolen Generations, but a bill before the state parliament fails to live up to the promise of that day.
A bill before South Australian parliament would make it the second Australian state to compensate Stolen Generation survivors and their children. Tangible recognition of their suffering is overdue, but…
Social workers can successfully work with most families that find themselves in trouble without taking their children away.
After a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such placements. Instead, they’re…
Many Indigenous families fear the welfare system.
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In some jurisdictions of Australia, the rate of Indigenous children in foster, kinship and residential care on any one night has reached almost one in ten. This rate is almost ten times higher than non-Aboriginal…
People who have been in care are more likely to have children at an early age and are at greater risk of having their own child taken into care.
Most people reasonably assume there is evidence of good long-term outcomes for children who come into contact with child protection systems. Why else would we intervene in the lives of children and their…
The Stolen Generation apology represented a highwater mark for Indigenous policy, but silence has settled on this policy area.
Five years ago, prime minister Kevin Rudd took to the nation’s driving seat with the historic Stolen Generation apology. With the theme of this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance…