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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:16 AM

Australia to pay hundreds of millions in reparations to Indigenous 'stolen generations'

Source: Washington Post

By Rachel Pannett

SYDNEY — Eileen Cummings was 4½ years old when a man pulled up in a truck at the cattle ranch where she lived in Australia’s remote Northern Territory, offering her a ride.

It was 1948 and it would be 15 years before she saw her mother again.

Snip: On Thursday, Australia’s federal government agreed to pay about $280 million in reparations to survivors who were removed from their families in federally controlled areas including the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. It follows similar moves by state governments including New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in recent years.

“This is a long-called-for step,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told lawmakers Thursday. “To say formally not just that we’re deeply sorry for what happened, but that we will take responsibility for it.”



The Aboriginal flag flies in Canberra, Australia. The federal government on Thursday agreed to pay millions in reparations to the “stolen generations” — Indigenous children taken from their families. (Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg News)

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/05/australia-indigenous-school-reparation/

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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:22 AM

1. Just horrible

All this stuff hiding in so many countries over lands, resources, families, homelands. You sort of knew it was there, or had to be there if you thought about it, but it was never visible. Doesn't make it any less painful I'm sure.

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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:27 AM

2. a start anyway....

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