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Some Useful Sources

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2012

Denise Cuthbert*
School of Graduate Research, RMIT University E-mail:


In addition to the literature surveyed in the review article and the references provided by each of the authors, further sources are provided here. This selection might appear idiosyncratic for international readers given its Australian focus but it has been made because the sources (not likely to be widely known outside Australia) provide current, rich and unique ethnographic data on the complex politics of intercountry adoption in a receiving country and of past practices in domestic adoption, both of which have implications for current policy and practice.

Themed Section on Waiting for a Better World: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intercountry Adoption
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2012

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Cuthbert, D. and Quartly, M. (forthcoming 2012) ‘“Forced Adoption” in the Australian Story of National Regret and Apology’, Australian Journal of Politics and History.Google Scholar
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1997) Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families 1997, Canberra: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Commonwealth of Australia, [accessed 06.05.2011].Google Scholar
Rudd, K. (2008) ‘Apology to the Stolen Generations’, The Australian, 13 February, [accessed 05.02.2012].Google Scholar
Rudd, K. (2009) ‘Address at the apology to the Forgotten Australians and former child migrants’, Great Hall, Parliament House, 16 November 2009, [accessed 17/02/2011].Google Scholar
Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (2009) Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians Revisited, Report on the Progress with the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians Reports (tabled 25 June 2009), Parliament of Australia, [accessed 25.05/2011].Google Scholar