The nsw government has announced that it will financially compensate surviving members of the stolen generations by offering a $74 million support today's announcement is a response to the recommendations of a parliamentary inquiry looking into reparations for the stolen generations. Having said that, i thank the organisers for the opportunity to put to you an honest explanation of the government's position on these important matters and, as you know, the idea of individual monetary compensation is itself only one aspect of the reparations agenda proposed in the report. Compensation for the stolen children: political judgments and community values.
This comes nearly eight years after the national apology to the stolen generations an additional $5 million has been allocated to be used for whole-of-community reparations, such as memorials, counselling and support programs, scholarships and exhibitions sharing the stories of the stolen. Labor leader says 'decency demands' a conversation at the commonwealth level about restitution for families torn apart by discrimination. Information about the stolen generations reparations scheme is now available at wwwaboriginalaffairsnswgovau/stolen-generations reparations for the stolen generations in nsw: unfinished business - acknowledging the trauma of the forced removal of aboriginal children.
The australian 'stolen generations' and reparations this report which has been the catalyst for the demands for reparations for the so-called 'stolen generations', provides neither a philosophical nor a public policy analysis of this remedy. Inquiry into reparations for the stolen generations in nsw. As the nsw parliament examines reparation options for members of the stolen generations, nitv looks at the push for the first ever reparations tribunal nitv spoke to sarah bassiuoni, a senior solicitor with the public interest advocacy centre (piac), about the organisation's push for the nsw. Particular the stolen generations, as a first step towards genuine reconciliation and reparations to be made in recognition of the history of gross violations for the period 2008-2009, the government had committed nearly 27 million dollars to reuniting families and improving the welfare of the stolen. Stolen generations the time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and so campaigners for the so-called stolen generations had asked for a reparation fund of almost a$1bn ($870m £443m) as part of a promised official apology.
People of the stolen generation have started legal actions for compensation against the government the cases have been hard fought, as government lawyers it's report 'restoring identity', proposing a reparations tribunal for the stolen generations, has widespread support by indigenous people. In light of what the stolen generations experienced and what was denied to them they deserve more than basic monetary compensation which is still being the bthr made clear the expectation that indigenous people involved in the stolen generations be granted reparations following the. The organisation stolen generations victoria is set up as a result of the 2003 report of the stolen generations taskforce its purpose is to establish a range of support and 25 june : the legislative council refers to the general purpose standing committee no3 the inquiry into reparations for the.
Millions for reparations viola plummer, chair 456 nostrand avenue brooklyn, ny 11216 (718) 398-1766 fax (718) the only reason that the present generation of white americans are in a position of economic strengthis because their they stole us, they sold us, they owe us reparations now. South australia is committed to supporting the stolen generations through the stolen generations reparations scheme a $6m individual reparations scheme is making ex-gratia payments to aboriginal people who are eligible for reparations under the policy criteria of the scheme. Background this bill establishes a stolen generations reparations tribunal to provide a process for members of the stolen generations to receive reparation and/or an ex gratia payment by way of redressing the historical injustice of the forcible removal of aboriginal and torres strait islander.
Members of the stolen generations will be able to apply for financial compensation from the state government from saturday as nsw makes financial reparations for decades of forcibly separating aboriginal children from their families. Why does the stolen generations still matter today the forcible removal of indigenous children from their families had a profound impact that is still felt today for the children who were taken: many were psychologically, physically, and sexually abused while living in state care or with their adoptive families.
To the stolen generations i say the following: as prime minister of australia, i am sorry reparations for the stolen generations in new south wales equal opportunity commission implementation of reparations for those affected by forcible removals. Stolen generation 1 petitions follow the stolen generations are in need of healing and reparation for the forced traumatic lifestyle, which not only they have lived but has been passed on to many generations after them and many more to come. Kim landers: members of the stolen generations are telling of their ongoing pain and trauma at a new south wales upper house inquiry today the inquiry is looking at whether the state needs a new reparation and compensation scheme for the thousands of people affected bridget brennan reports.