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Alliance for Forgotten Australians (2006 - )

Advocacy Body and Peak Body
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  • AFA (Abbreviation)

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA), established in 2006, was a response to the 'Forgotten Australians' report. It is a national group of organisations and individuals from across Australia that promotes the interests of the estimated 500,000 people who experienced institutional or other out-of-home care as children in the last century and who suffered physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse: the Forgotten Australians.


The Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA) works to advance its objectives at all levels of government in Australia. It works with the knowledge and cooperation of its members to advance issues at the Federal, State and Territory levels.

The AFA is committed to:

1. Obtaining adequate acknowledgement, accountability and redress for past wrongs.
2. Achieving the full implementation of the recommendations of the Senate Report, overseen by a National Watch Committee.
3. Supporting current efforts to highlight child protection issues, including those relating to Indigenous people and child migrants.

The organisation Families Australia provides secretariat and project support to AFA.

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill