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Stolen Generations Reparations

In NSW, under the Aborigines Protection Act 1909, the Aborigines Welfare Board had wide ranging control over the lives of Aboriginal people including the power to remove Aboriginal children from their families and place them into care under a policy of assimilation.

Children were placed into Aboriginal Children’s Homes such as Bomaderry Children’s Home, Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Home, Cootamundra Girls Training Home and also into other government and non-government homes, as well as placed into foster care or adopted.

NSW Government Response to the ‘Unfinished Business’ report

Unfinished Business, the NSW Parliament General Purpose Standing Committee’s report on its inquiry into Stolen Generations reparations, was tabled in Parliament on 23 June 2016, making 35 recommendations towards reparations. View the report here

The NSW Government response to Unfinished Business, tabled on 2 December 2016, accepted the majority of the recommendations and officially acknowledged the enduring trauma caused by the historic government policies and practices of removing Aboriginal children from their families, communities and culture. View the report here.

The NSW Government response delivers a comprehensive package towards reparations for Stolen Generations survivors and their families including:

For more information please contact Aboriginal Affairs on 1800 019 998 or email stolen.generations@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au.

Unfinished Business Documents

NSW Government’s full response to Unfinished Business

General Purpose Standing Committee Inquiry Report: Reparations for the Stolen Generations in NSW: Unfinished Business Report

Minister's media releases

More than $73 Million for reparations to Stolen Generations survivors


The NSW Government has reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Stolen Generations to address the trauma and harm from forced removal of Aboriginal children by providing a reparations package worth more than $73 million to survivors, Ministe..

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