Justice for Stolen Generations

In exciting news, an historic $50.45 million class action settlement was approved by the Supreme Court of NSW yesterday for the deceased members of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations and their descendants.

This is a significant step towards reconciliation and justice for the Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children.

The settlement is a result of a class-action lawsuit brought against the Commonwealth government by Indigenous Australians who were taken from their families under the policies of forced assimilation. While monetary compensation cannot remediate the hurt and trauma this group suffered, the settlement is an important step towards healing.

This is a crucial moment in Australia’s history which LLS is proud to be part of, as the country reckons with this shameful part of its history and seeks to make amends for the injustices inflicted upon its Indigenous peoples. It is heartening to see that the Australian Government is recognising the harm that was done and taking steps to redress it.  Combined with the Commonwealth Government’s Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme announced in August 2021 for survivors of the Stolen Generation, this settlement ensures that over $428 million is available to survivors, the deceased and their families.

Media Release: Click here to read

ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-17/nt-stolen-generations-class-action-receives-final-approval/102230772

SBS: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/a-judge-has-just-approved-50m-for-families-of-nt-stolen-generations/4xdel30pi

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