Tuesday, 21 August 2018
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;
(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.