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These Indigenous Grandmothers Say We're Creating A New Stolen Generation - BuzzFeed News

30.3.16

These Indigenous Grandmothers Say We're Creating A New Stolen Generation - BuzzFeed News: Today, they say that line of removals remains unabated and continues to tear families apart, deny Indigenous children their culture and creates a new generation of lost children.

The women are part of the Grandmothers Against Removals action group, a national collective made up of women from across the country, with groups operating everywhere from the remotest parts of Western Australia to the centre of Sydney.

The stark reality is more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are being forcibly removed from their families and placed into out of home or foster care than ever before. In the past 15 years the rates of children being removed has increased by almost 400%.

There are around 15,000 Aboriginal children currently in care, a disturbing number when compared with 2,400 in 1997. The most common cause for Indigenous child removals was for neglect, a wide-ranging category that encompasses many things. Neglect accounts for 40.6% of Indigenous child removal cases.


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