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Stolen Generation of Aboriginal Children Act 2006: Report of the Stolen Generation Assessor

Posted on: 1 October, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008
Related to Justice Policies Infants and young children Tasmania

Department of Premier and Cabinet (2008)
Stolen Generation of Aboriginal Children Act 2006: Report of the Stolen Generation Assessor.
Tasmania: Office of Stolen Generation Assessor, Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Stolen Generation of Aboriginal Children Act 2006 became operational in January 2007 and made provision for a $5 million fund to provide payment to eligible members of the stolen generation of Aboriginal people and their children. This report  includes the Act and provides a background to the issue of the stolen generations in Tasmania and outlines the process for assessing applications and related matters.

The second chapter gives an overview of the historical context of policies and practices in Tasmania that led to the creation of the stolen generation. It examines, in the third chapter, the major provisions of the Stolen Generation of Aboriginal Children Act 2006. The fourth chapter provides an outline of the assessment process and the approach taken in examining applications. Chapter 5 consists of the overview of the applications received. Statistics and results of applications are provided in chapter 6 and chapter 7 examines some key issues arising out of the applications. The last two chapters set out both the Assessor’s reflections on the process and concluding comments.

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