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dc.contributor.convenorVictorian Sate Government
dc.contributor.authorCuthbert, Denise
dc.contributor.authorFronek, Patricia
dc.contributor.editorGraham, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T22:41:53Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T22:41:53Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-11-07T02:01:54Z
dc.identifier.isbn1837-1361
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedNo
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Journal of Adoption
dc.publisher.placeACT
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/aja/article/view/2564
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename10th Australian Adoption Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle10th Australian Adoption Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-10-22
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-10-23
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAustralia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.titleSowing the seeds for future apologies? Looking at practice in ICA in light of Australian government apologies related to forced child removal.
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dc.type.codee3
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
gro.facultyGriffith Health Faculty
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.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorFronek, Patricia


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