Bringing Them Home Report

Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible removal.

We acknowledge the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made.

We remember and lament all the children who will never come home. 

We dedicate this report with thanks and admiration to those who found the strength to tell their stories to the Inquiry and to the generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families and communities.

Summary: Resources for Bringing Them Home: The 'Stolen Children' report (1997)

(Above Sourced Australian Human rights Commission)

(Below Sourced Indigenous Law Resources, Australasian Legal Information Institute website a joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law)

Indigenous Law Resources - Reconciliation and Social Justice Library

Bringing them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families

This is an valuable resource including:

  • Part 2 “Tracing the History” includes a National Overview and then state by state breakdown.
  • Part 3 “Consequences of Removal” includes Childrens Experiences, The Effects and Reunion.
  • Part 4 “Reparation” the Grounds for Reparation and Making Reparation.
  • Part 5 “Services for Those Affected” this includes Evaluating Government Responses, Access to Personal and Family Records, Funding for Reunion Assistance, Mental Health Services and Responses of Churches & Other Non-Government Agencies.
  • Part 6 “Contemporary Separations” includes Child Welfare Care and Protection, Adoption, Family Law, Juvenile Justice, Underlying Issues and A New Framework.