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Beyond apologies Historical reflections on policy and practice relating to the out-of-home care of children in contemporary Australia

  • Denise Cuthbert

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A series of harrowing reports across the 1990s on the past removal of children, black and white, from their families have impacted on children and family policy in contemporary Australia, and on the way in which this is reported by the media and understood by the public. This paper briefly surveys some of these consequences and asks how we, as a community, can learn from the past with respect to questions of the welfare of children, without being burdened by that past.

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Beyond apologies Historical reflections on policy and practice relating to the out-of-home care of children in contemporary Australia

  • Denise Cuthbert

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