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Forgotten Australians

Thursday 21st March / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has delivered a national apology to the ‘forgotten Australians.’

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Prime Minister has apologised to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices between the 1950s and 70s.

It follows a landmark Federal Senate inquiry, which found up to 250 000 babies were forcibly taken from their mothers.

Vanish is an organisation that offers services to people who have a personal experience of separation from family of origin.

Vanish Manager Colleen Clare spoke with Daniel Cleary from Parliament House in Canberra.

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