Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor

Topics: Tasmania, Indigenous Australians, Bass Strait Pages: 38 (12418 words) Published: August 28, 2013
Report of the Stolen Generations Assessor

Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children Act 2006

February 2008

Depar tm e n t of P r e m i e r a n d C a binet

Table of contents
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Introduction ...................................................... 2 Context of the legislation .......................................3

2.1 historical Context ................................................................... 3 2.2 Child Welfare and adoption laws .............................. 4 2.3 education policy and procedures ................................. 5 3. The Act ......................................................................7

3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
4. 5.

aboriginal person................................................................................. 7 eligible Categories................................................................................ 7 exclusion ..................................................................................................... 7 the stolen generations fund..................................................... 7 timeframes............................................................................................... 8 the stolen generations assessor............................................ 8 The assessment process..........................................9 Overview of applications.......................................11

5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6
6.

source of applications.......................................................11 Category of applications.................................................11 sex of applicants ...................................................................11 age profile of Category 1 and 2 applicants .....11 age profile of Category 3 applicants ....................11 family groupings...................................................................11

Results of applications ...........................................12

6.1 outcome of Claims.........................................................................12 6.2 Characteristics of Category 1 and 2 applicants eligible for payment..........................................................................12 6.3 Characteristics of applicants ineligible for payment ...........................................................................................13 7. Key issues .................................................................14

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8
8. 9.

Conviction of an offence............................................................14 not Cared for by an aboriginal family .............................14 adoptions ...............................................................................................14 education.................................................................................................14 Communal Recognition................................................................15 involvement of a tasmanian government agency .....15 aborigines Removed in other states/territories .......15 aboriginality ..........................................................................................15 The Assessor’s reflections .....................................17 Appreciation ...........................................................19

© Copyright state of tasmania 2008 office of the stolen generations assessor Department of premier and Cabinet Contact: 1300 13 55 13 published february 2008 isBn 978 0 7246 5561 1

10. Appendix Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children Act 2006.....................21

STOLEN GENERATIONS OF ABORIGINAL CHILDREN ACT 2006 – RepoRt of the stolen geneRations assessoR – february 2008

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1. Introduction
the Report of the human Rights and equal opportunities Commission’s 1997 national inquiry into the separation of aboriginal and torres strait islander Children from their families, Bringing Them Home, contained extensive evidence of past practices and policies that resulted in...
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