LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS (LOFA) STUDY



Reports and Stories of the Forgotten Australians throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Ex PM Kevin Rudd apologises to the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants Nov 16 2009

"...They should be honoured for their experience and given every support they need in order to participate fully in the community of which they are part..."

Speech Senator Gary Humphries on the Forgotten Australians Inquiry.

QLD. Govt. ACTIONS TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE:  A critical and comparative evaluation. by Ben Mathews


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History reveals a pattern of physical, sexual and emotional maltreatment of children in Anglo-Saxon societies. Children’s traditional status as mere units of economic labour and chattels for sale...

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History reveals a pattern of physical, sexual and emotional maltreatment of children in Anglo-Saxon societies. Children’s traditional

LIMITATION PERIODS AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CASES by Ben Mathews



As Australian society witnesses an increasing number of revelations of child sexual abuse, and as more cases come before the courts, the question of legal redress for adult survivors of abuse becomes ever more pressing...

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As Australian society witnesses an increasing number of revelations of child sexual abuse, and as more cases come before the courts,

SURVEY OF QUEENSLANDS FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS.



The population surveyed were those Forgotten Australians who had been in care in Queensland and included people who were now living in Queensland and interstate. 603 individuals responded to the survey, made up of 251 men and 313 women.

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The population surveyed were those Forgotten Australians who had been in care in Queensland and included people who were now living in Queensland

FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS MINI BOOKET 4TH EDITION




The people who identify as Forgotten Australians are now adults, some of them in their thirties, some very elderly. They are survivors of the institutional care system, which was the standard form of out of home care in Australia for most of the 20th Century.

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They are survivors of the institutional care system, which was the standard form of out of home care in Australia for most of the 20th Century.

BETRAYAL OF TRUST



Each year hundreds of thousands of children and young people in Victoria spend time involved with religious and other non-government organisations. These organisations provide a broad range of valuable services and social programs including child care, education, social activities, spiritual guidance and sports and recreation programs.

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Each year hundreds of thousands of children and young people in Victoria spend time involved with religious and other non-government organisations. These organisations

PHaMS RESOURCES KIT




Help people regardless of the mental illness label they are given – the severity of mental illness should be measured by the impact it has on a person’s life and ability to function in the community.

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Help people regardless of the mental illness label they are given – the severity of mental illness should be measured

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FA's

FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS REPORT




Upwards of, and possibly more than 500 000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last centuE4Rry.

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Upwards of, and possibly more than 500 000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last century.

BRINGING THEM HOME




This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible removal. We acknowledge the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made.

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This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible

REPORTAGE: REAP AS YOU SEW: by BERNIE MATHEWS

A succession of government inquiries dating back to the 1934 McCulloch Report in New South Wales show that over half a million Australians experienced childhood in an orphanage, children's home, training school, institution or some other form of out-of-home care.

In environments of excessively cruel and brutal institutionalised violence.

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A succession of government inquiries dating back to the 1934 McCulloch Report in New South Wales show that over half a million Australians

CHILD WELFARE DEPT. REPORT 1956




The year may be said of solid progress. There was not only progress in child welfare activities generally, but there was also marked advance in ideas and in approach to problems by child care workers...

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The year may be said of solid progress. There was not only progress in child welfare activities generally, but there was also marked

INVESTIGATION INTO CHILD PROTECTION


Once the state has assumed responsibility for the care of a child in this manner, it has a duty to provide that child with a safe, stable placement which ensures his or her healthy development. In 2008-09 just...

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Once the state has assumed responsibility for the care of a child in this manner, it has a duty to provide that child with a safe

NSW SPECIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY




The role of the NSW Police Force in investigating criminal offences directed at children, and in responding to family and domestic violence forms a significant part of the child protection system.

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The role of the NSW Police Force in investigating criminal offences directed at children, and in responding to family

WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS


Mental illness is a general term that refers to a group of illnesses, in the same way that heart disease refers to a group of illnesses and disorders affecting the heart.

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Mental illness is a general term that refers to a group of illnesses, in the same way that heart disease refers to a group of illnesses and disorders affecting the heart.

NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION HOUSE




Out-of-home care can be arranged either formally or informally. Informal care refers to arrangements made without intervention by statutory authorities or courts; and formal care occurs following a child protection

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Out-of-home care can be arranged either formally or informally. Informal care refers to arrangements made without intervention by statutory authorities or courts; and formal care occurs following a child protection

SCOPING STUDY: DEPT. OF HOUSING, FAMILIES


The scoping study was undertaken through consultation with government officials across the eight jurisdictions, 105 care leavers (Forgotten Australians, former child migrants, members of the Stolen Generations...

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The scoping study was undertaken through consultation with government officials across the eight jurisdictions, 105 care leavers (Forgotten Australians, former child migrants, members of the Stolen Generations...

ADDRESS IN REPLY: SENATOR ANDREW MURRAY




Now regarded as a conservative estimate, this number is made up of 7,000 to 10,000 child migrants, 30,000 to 50,000 Aboriginal stolen generations children and the 450,000-plus Australian...

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Now regarded as a conservative estimate, this number is made up of 7,000 to 10,000 child migrants, 30,000 to 50,000 Aboriginal stolen generations children and the 450,000-plus Australian...

A DEPTH STUDY: THE FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS


On 16 November 2009 the Prime Minister made a national apology. No, not to the ‘Stolen Generations’ — that was made in February 2008. This Apology was to those children who were placed in orphanages...

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On 16 November 2009 the Prime Minister made a national apology. No, not to the ‘Stolen Generations’ — that was made in February 2008. This Apology was to those children who were placed in orphanages...

CONNECTING KIN: GUIDES TO RECORDS




In New South Wales, more than 100 000 children, both Aboriginal and nonindigenous, have been made wards of the State since 1924. Thousands more have been placed with other families under adoption or other arrangements...

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In New South Wales, more than 100 000 children, both Aboriginal and nonindigenous, have been made wards of the State since 1924. Thousands more have been placed with other families under adoption or other arrangements...

LIVING AT SCARBA: HOME FOR CHILDREN


You will see that it is not entirely a happy story: some of what happened we regret. The Benevolent Society has issued a public apology in relation to these matters: it is set out as an appendix to this history...


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You will see that it is not entirely a happy story: some of what happened we regret. The Benevolent Society has issued a public apology in relation to these matters: it is set out as an appendix to this history...

CHILD PROTECTION AUSTRALIA 2008-2009




It is important to note that although there appears to have been a real rise in children needing protection, other factors may have played a part. These include greater...


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It is important to note that although there appears to have been a real rise in children needing protection, other factors may have played a part. These include greater...

INQUIRY INTO SUPPORTED  ACCOMMODATION FOR VICS. WITH A DISABILITY

Over the past two decades in Victoria, opportunities for people with a disability and/or mental illness have changed with the increased recognition of their right to quality of life and the opportunityto participate in the community.


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Over the past two decades in Victoria, opportunities for people with a disability and/or mental illness have changed with the increased recognition of their right to quality of life and the opportunityto participate in the community.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE



Lost Innocents & Forgotten Australians Revisited Report on the progress with the implementation' ofthe recommendations of the Lost Innocents


The Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report.

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Lost Innocents & Forgotten Australians Revisited Report on the progress with the implementation' ofthe recommendations of the Lost Innocents

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Reference: Implementation of the recommendations of the Lost Innocents and For- gotten Australians reports


WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2009


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Reference: Implementation of the recommendations of the Lost Innocents and For- gotten Australians reports

MISSING PIECES



Prior to the 1960’s there were only three offices of the State Children’s Department - Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville. Each of those centres also had a receiving depot, and there was a youth detention centre in Westbrook.


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Prior to the 1960’s there were only three offices of the State Children’s Department - Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville. Each

CHILDREN IN STATE CARE: COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

An elderly woman, who had been in State care as a child, said early in her evidence: ‘Who is ever there for frightened little girls in cupboards? Now you are there because you give me a voice and I wanted to say that.’


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A succession of government inquiries dating back to the 1934 McCulloch Report in New South Wales show that over half a million Australians

INQUIRIES

It is not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.

Documented Inquiries and Findings on Child Abuse

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…the late 19th and early 20th Centuries have seen governmental and non-governmental organisations begin to seriously reckon with the dark side of their child saving. Horrific and inexcusable examples of abuse and neglect of children in care have come to light in many countries in Europe and North America...


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A VICTORIAN REDRESS SCHEME FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE

Recommendation 28.1 of Betrayal of Trust proposed the establishment of what is commonly known as a “redress scheme”, normally established to deliver financial payments and other forms of redress (such as counselling) as an alternative to traditional avenues of litigation.  


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This image dedicated to all those abused whilst under Institutional care.
This image dedicated to all those abused whilst under Institutional care.
It is not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.