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The unfinished business of the apology: Senate rejects Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008 (Cth)

Burns, Marcelle J. (2008) The unfinished business of the apology: Senate rejects Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008 (Cth). Indigenous Law Bulletin, 7(8), pp. 10-14.

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Abstract

Prime Minister Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations on 12 February 2008 is a welcome development for the recognition of the injustices suffered by Indigenous Australians at the hands of Australian governments. However in the flurry of media attention given to the apology the Senate's consideration of a bill to establish a compensation fund for members of the stolen generations was largely overlooked. This article examines the Senate inquiry into the Stolen Generations Compensation Bill and questions the Federal Government's commitment to delivering justice for the Stolen Generations.

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ID Code: 16775
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, Stolen Generations, compensation, apology, Senate inquiry
ISSN: 1328-5475
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Human Rights Law (180114)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law (180101)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Marcelle Burns
Copyright Statement: This article was first published in the Indigenous Law Bulletin (2008) 7(8), pp.10-14.
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2008 11:59
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:43

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