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Month: July 2015

Responding to the film ‘Once my mother’

tn_sophia Once My Mother is a film by Sophia Turkiewicz from 2014. In the film, Sophia explores her troubled relationship with her mother, Helen. Sophia spent ‘two bewildering years’ at an orphanage in Adelaide until Helen was able to bring Sophie to a new home, with her new husband. In this film, Sophia looks back on her childhood and tries to learn more about Helen’s life, while her mother battles dementia.
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Reflecting on the past through memorials

tn_creative-geelong A memorial dedicated to children who were in institutional ‘care’ has recently been installed on the Geelong foreshore in Victoria. The hand-carved limestone couch (by local artist Jacinta Leitch) was officially launched in July 2015.
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Issue with Search

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 Yesterday we became aware of an issue with the Search facility on our website. Search is not working if you use older versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) browser (versions 9.0 and earlier).

We are working to rectify this issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Access to the electoral roll

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 In April 2015, there was a change in policy on public access to the Commonwealth electoral roll. The final report on the 2013 Federal Election by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters stated that ‘public access to the electoral roll should be unfettered’.
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The right to know

tn_right to know Earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) delivered its final report, including 94 ‘calls to action’. Two of these refer to Aboriginal peoples’ ‘inalienable right to know the truth about what happened and why, with regard to human rights violations committed against them in the residential schools’. What is this right to know the truth?
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