Aboriginal child removal in Australia - past and present

McCallum, David (2008) Aboriginal child removal in Australia - past and present. In: International Conference on child labour and child exploitation, 3-5 August, 2008, Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.


Current high levels of morbidity and mortality, and high rates of incarceration among Australian Aboriginal populations are related historically to the separation of Aboriginal people from family and community over 200 years. The paper discusses these events through an analysis of legal and extra-legal forms of power in Victoria, concluding with analysis of current legislation and its effects on urban Aboriginal communities.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1534
Official URL http://www.childjustice.org/wsecl/html/papers.htm
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Keywords Aboriginal child removal, Australian history, Victoria, government policies
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