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Surviving care : achieving justice and healing for the forgotten Australians

Author: Elizabeth Branigan; Richard Hil
Publisher: Robina, Qld. : Bond University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book considers the life journeys of former care residents, referred to as the Forgotten Australians and what governments and welfare agencies have done to address the challenges presented by this group. While many former residents have lived productive and fulfilling lives, some have spent a lifetime coming to terms with the time spent in institutions during their childhood.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Branigan; Richard Hil
ISBN: 9780980618754 0980618754
OCLC Number: 670755304
Description: xxxiv, 336 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Storytelling, healing and the forgotten Australians --
2. A personal journey towards healing and redress --
3. Telling stories: acccessing personal records --
4. Getting it right: an appraisal of the New South Wales Government apology to the forgotten Australians. --
5. Why an apology is not enough --
6. Apology excepted: a response to the South Australian Government apology --
7. From advocacy to policy --
8. Rights for redress: making the Victorian charter work for justice --
9. Abuse and neglect in care then and now: the implications of the Forgotten Australians Report for contemporary leaving care policy and practice --
10. Redress in Victoria? justice on hold! --
11. Surviving "care" in New South Wales: why New South Wales needs an inquiry and a redress scheme.
Responsibility: Richard Hil, Elizabeth Branigan, editors.

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This book considers the life journeys of former care residents, referred to as the Forgotten Australians and what governments and welfare agencies have done to address the challenges presented by this group. While many former residents have lived productive and fulfilling lives, some have spent a lifetime coming to terms with the time spent in institutions during their childhood.

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