Protest against forced removals held on anniversary of Stolen Generations apology

Photo: Peter Boyle

Aboriginal children are currently being removed at five times the rate they were in 1997, the year when the Bringing Them Home report was brought down by the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.

The Gladys Berejiklian state Coalition government recently passed laws that will increase the rate of these forced removals in NSW.

Speaking at a rally on the anniversary of former prime minister Kevin Rudd's apology for the Stolen Generations, February 13, Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) founder Auntie Hazel Collins said these forced removals, which had been going on since the British invasion of this continent, amounted to genocide.

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