Continuing the Stolen Generations: Child Protection Interventions and Indigenous People

International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 1: 59-87, 2013

Posted: 27 Jun 2015

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Heather Douglas

The University of Queensland - TC Beirne School of Law

Tamara Walsh

University of Queensland

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Indigenous Australian children are significantly over-represented in out of home care. Figures evidencing this over-representation continue to increase at a startling rate. Similar experiences have been identified among native peoples in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. Drawing on interviews with lawyers who work with Indigenous parents in child protection matters in Queensland, Australia, this article examines how historical factors, discriminatory approaches and legal structures and processes contribute to the high rates of removal and, we argue, to the perpetuation of the stolen generations.

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Douglas, Heather and Walsh, Tamara, Continuing the Stolen Generations: Child Protection Interventions and Indigenous People (2013). International Journal of Children's Rights, 21 1: 59-87, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2623354

Heather Douglas (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland - TC Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Tamara Walsh

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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