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Western Australia - Glossary Term

Forgotten Australians

  • Redress Scheme Speech in House of Representatives by Steve Irons, MP

    Redress Scheme Speech in House of Representatives by Steve Irons, MP, 20 August 2009, courtesy of House of Representatives.
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The term 'Forgotten Australians' came into common use around the time of the publication of first report of the Senate Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care in 2004. The term 'Forgotten Australians' was used by the Senate to describe the thousands of people who experienced institutional or out-of-home care in Australia in the twentieth century, particularly during the period from the 1930s to the 1970s. However, not every person who falls into this category identifies him or herself as a 'Forgotten Australian', or believes that their experience can be described by this, or any other term.

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Newspaper Articles

  • Turnbull, Malcolm, 'Malcolm Turnbull apology to Forgotten Australians', The Australian, 16 November 2009. Details

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Redress Scheme Speech in House of Representatives by Steve Irons, MP
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Redress Scheme Speech in House of Representatives by Steve Irons, MP
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Document
Date
20 August 2009
Source
House of Representatives

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Prime Minister says sorry
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Prime Minister says sorry
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Video
Date
15 November 2009
Source
Posted on Youtube by NewsOnABC

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Prepared by: Debra Rosser