Converge on Canberra - National Day of Action Demanding a Stop to the Stolen GenerationsFriday, 13 February 2015 - 9:00am
Outside Federal Parliament House, CanberraACT
Seven years after the National Apology: Converge on Canberra and a National Day of Action demanding a Stop to the Stolen Generations
More Aboriginal children are being forcibly removed by child welfare agencies now than ever before in Australia’s history!
Almost 14000 Indigenous children are in out-of-home care nation-wide. Almost six percent of the national Indigenous child population has been forcibly removed, more than ten times the non-Indigenous rate.
In NSW, one in ten Aboriginal children have been taken from their families. The Bringing Them Home Report (1997) found that racism and assimilationism in child protection was still a primary cause of many forced child removals. Since 1997, the numbers of children being “stolen” has increased five-fold
Communities nation-wide will converge on Canberra on February 13th to demand an end to to the Government's assimilationist agenda, that Aboriginal communities have control of their children's welfare and that Government invest in Aboriginal services that support families and communities.