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Revisiting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Reading the reports from the deaths in custody Royal Commission, there are many ideas which still resonate today – about access to archival records, about the intergenerational legacy of institutionalisation, about justice.
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Cardinal Pell, the Church or Civil Society: Who’s on Trial?

The Pell case is currently being heard in Melbourne’s Magistrates’ Court, but what kind of impact does this type of trial have on Care Leavers? Cardinal Pell, the Church or Civil Society: Who’s on Trial? Guest Post by Frank Golding
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Imagined Archives

tn-Catalogue Imagine a participatory art project aimed at developing archives inspired by creativity and respect …
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Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

Thumbprint logo The National Summit on Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child is less than 2 months away.
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The archival multiverse

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3In December 2016, I was part of a panel at the conference of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) in Fremantle, hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Chaired by Dr Joanne Evans, the panel was titled ‘Reimagining the archive for archival autonomy’.
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‘That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.’

“You’ve got to do something mate. Did you see it the other night? The bastards! It was brutal. That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.”
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‘Your mum wrote every week’

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The records held by past providers are vitally important to Care Leavers seeking to understand their own past, and are potential evidence for individual legal action and enquiries such as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Access to records is a key step to restorative justice, and organisations can show their commitment by being transparent about the records they hold.
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The next Find & Connect?

tn_ForgottenChildrenReport The past few years have seen massive public attention relating to children in immigration detention whether on the Australian mainland or offshore in places like Nauru. While it would be folly to argue the plight of Forgotten Australians, ‘Care’ Leavers and Former Child Migrants is identical to that of children who are in or have experienced immigration detention there are some disturbing similarities.
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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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