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dc.contributor.convenorVictorian Sate Governmenten_US
dc.contributor.authorCuthbert, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorFronek, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.editorGraham, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T22:41:53Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T22:41:53Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-11-07T02:01:54Z
dc.identifier.isbn1837-1361en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53881
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of two national apologies in 2008 and 2009 centred on the forced removal of children from their families and communities, and on the eve of a possible third national apology to families separated through past forced adoption practices in Australian states and territories, it seems an appropriate time to ask: do any of the considerations which apply in the cases of the Stolen Children, Forgotten Australians, Lost Innocents, and mothers and children separated by domestic forced adoption practices apply to intercountry adoption? In other words, has Australian policy and practice in ICA created grounds for affected groups and individuals to seek redress for wrongs, and to demand of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments an apology for injustices committed against them? Drawing on the national apologies delivered to date, and written submissions and transcripts associated with the HR&EOC inquiry into the Stolen Generations (1995-97), Senate inquiries into forced imperial child migration (2001) and the Forgotten Australians (2004), and the Senate inquiry into past forced adoption practices (2012), this paper identifies parallels between the now publically acknowledged wrongs for which apologies have been made and the experiences of many intercountry adoptees and their birth families. This is corroborated by a small but growing body of research into the separation of children from their families in ICA, and by emerging mothers’ activism in significant ICA sending countries.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedNoen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Journal of Adoptionen_US
dc.publisher.placeACTen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/aja/article/view/2564en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename10th Australian Adoption Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle10th Australian Adoption Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-10-22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-10-23en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAustraliaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Worken_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799en_US
dc.titleSowing the seeds for future apologies? Looking at practice in ICA in light of Australian government apologies related to forced child removal.en_US
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionConference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codee3en_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health Facultyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2012. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one.en_US
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