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Victorian Parliamentary Apology

”Today we acknowledge a shameful chapter in our history and the experience of a group of Victorians who have fought for a long time to be heard”

Eleven years on…

On Monday November 16, it will be 11 years since the National Apology to Forgotten Australians

10th Anniversary of the National Apology – Events

pinTo mark the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology, Find & Connect services around the country are holding events, listed here

Care Leavers in the news

It’s been a busy few weeks in the news for people who spent their childhood in “care”. Today’s post finishes the trilogy of media relating to Care Leavers, with Care Leavers in the news.
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Locked Away – Children in the Insane Asylum

By the 1960s, the Queensland Government was using Wolston Park adult mental health facility to house children who were wards of the state.
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The South Australian Apology – eight years on…

tn_Memorial Eight years ago on 17 June 2008 the Premier of South Australia the Hon M.D. Rann moved a motion in Parliament for an apology to the South Australian child victims of abuse while in State Care. Two years later four giant steel daisies bloomed in Peace Park, Adelaide with the unveiling of a Memorial honouring these children.
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“The Stolen Generations never stopped”

tn_Sorry-Stolen-Generations In 2008, then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered an apology to the Stolen Generations. Many thought that this would be a momentous step toward reconciliation and a fresh start for Aboriginal Australians.
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Six years on from the national apology

apology-hands Six years ago today, the Australian Parliament issued an apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Six years is a long time – in Canberra alone, so much has changed since that day in November, 2009.
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