Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Indigenous Affairs

3:49 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate:

(a) acknowledges the release of the report by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Healing Foundation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: Numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes;

(b) recognises:

  (i) that the report found that Australia's Stolen Generations face long-term disadvantage for a range of measures, including poorer health and social outcomes, and

  (ii) survivors of the Stolen Generations are three times more likely to have been imprisoned in the past five years;

(c) acknowledges that the negative effects of forced removal are not limited to those directly removed; descendants also consistently experience poorer health and social outcomes; and

(d) urges the Federal Government to urgently address the effects of unresolved intergenerational trauma, and implement a national reparations scheme for survivors of the Stolen Generations and their families.

Question agreed to.