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Another stolen generation?

When:
Monday June 17 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where:
Cook Community Hub Meeting Room, 41 Templeton Street, Cook, ACT

Jermone Kemarr and Joseline Kemarr on their traditional homelands, 2011. © AI. Photo credit: April PyleJermone Kemarr and Joseline Kemarr on their traditional homelands, 2011. © AI. Photo credit: April Pyle

Join us for a discussion about current government policy that removes Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory into non-Aboriginal families, contrary to international law.

Guest speaker Mary Ivec

For the past five years, Mary Ivec has worked at the ANU on the Regulation, Child Protection and Building Capacity in the Community and in Child Protection Systems. Mary has worked in human services both in the government, not for profit and community development areas for 25 years.

Mary will speak about the Australian National University's research regarding child protection and the successful programs which keep children safely at home.

This event is being hosted by the Amnesty Belconnen Group.

Further information

Australia’s Stronger Futures Law contravenes Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In addition it also contravenes Article 20 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The removal of children is meant to be a last resort option, yet the number of children removed from their families and into out-of-home care continues to double every ten years in Australia.

At 30 June 2012, there were 39,621 children in out-of-home care. 13,299 were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Many successful programs and practices operate overseas which better engage parents in child protection.

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