New alliance remembers the forgotten Australians


The Alliance for Forgotten Australians is a new national group being launched today that will advocate for those who have spent time in institutional care. A focus was placed on this issue in 2004 following an inquiry into children in institutional care such as orphanages and foster homes. 500,000 Australian’s were placed in care between the 1930’s and 70’s many of whom suffered various forms of abuse. Caroline Carol was one of the ‘Forgotten Australians’ identified in the report, she was in multiple institutions and foster homes from the age of 14 months until she was 15 years old.


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