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Another Stolen Generation (Noongar Radio, Perth)

CBAA Web Articles., 18th September 2014

By Carol Dowling


In Western Australia, Aboriginal children make up more than half of all children in out-of-home care or what is known as foster care. Yet Aboriginal children only make up 5 per cent of the population in the state. Aboriginal foster carer Carol Dowling goes on a journey to investigate whether she and her community are witnessing yet another stolen generation.

UPDATE 17/11/2014 - this documentary has been nominated for a Human Rights Award. Read more.

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Print, TV, radio and online journalists will be celebrated by the Australian Human Rights Commission at the 2014 Human Rights Awards in Sydney on 10 December, with the shortlist announced on Thursday 13 November.


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