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Righting past wrongs

childsummonsHistorical care and protection orders are no longer treated as criminal convictions in Victoria
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The MIRRA Project: Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access

“I don’t need to make the case for the value of these records or the importance of good recordkeeping, or explain the devastating impact of poor practice on people’s lives. The work that has been done in Australia in advocating for improved systems and culture of access, and for the rights of care experienced people to their histories and identities, has been both a model and an inspiration…”
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Better Together – Keeping Find & Connect Updated With the Help of Care Leavers

Find & Connect is such a comprehensive resource because of the generosity and work of former residents of Homes & institutions. Here are some things we’ve done with their help
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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Canada

The NCTR was first conceived as part of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement 2007. This Agreement created both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and, to ensure this history was not forgotten once the TRC finished, the NCTR as a permanent place to house the materials from the TRC and be a place for ongoing truth and reconciliation work
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“Somebody’s Child” – Dublin memorial to children in “care”

In the middle of Dublin’s biggest tourist district, “Somebody’s Child” is somewhere between a memorial and a public art piece. It contains the names and birthdates of children who died in “care” in Ireland. Guest post by David McGinniss
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Industrial Memories, Ireland

Accessing the information in the Ryan Report, Ireland’s Commission into child abuse
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Governance, memory, and heritage

Good recordkeeping and access regimes help hold governments and organisations to account, improve transparency and accountability, and enable justice.
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Archives are not Neutral

Creating neutral archives is an impossible task, given our cultural influences and the way those influences, structures and beliefs change over time
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A moment from the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

Tweets reporting back from the 8th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives, held at Monash University, May 28-30, 2018
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From Lofty Pedestal to Courtroom Dock

Now Pell has been committed to trial, how does the Care Leaver community view what the future may bring? Guest Post by Frank Golding
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