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Introduction Aboriginal Australian peoples have been placed in unfair situations that have resulted in disconnections from society due to bias in culture, racism and because of previous historical events such as colonisation that led to colonialism and horrible events such as The Stolen Generation. These events act like a scar to the Aboriginal Australian peoples and their culture, those previously mentioned historical events symbolises the cut, the immense pain that was caused in that moment is still a factor and the pain from it is still prevalent and is symbolised by the scar. The scar also represents the factors that still manage to affect the Aboriginal Australians today, such as racism and lack of quality and access to education, money and health care.. The Indigenous peoples are also affected by various other factors such as limited access to health care that may be of poor quality, such resources may also bring fear to the Indigenous peoples because practitioners are not always sensitive or respectful to
Its primary aim was to achieve political, social and economic equity for women. At the end of the cold war the theory was developed into the academia (Tickner and Sjoberg, 2011). These theories when compared to others in the international relations field are most relevant when discussing the atrocities of the Stolen Generation because they allow for the accountancy of a historical context. For two centuries Aboriginal people in Australia have been on the receiving end of never ending destruction of culture, history and families Apart of this was federal and state policies which caused the creation of a Stolen Generation. The short version of the policies was essentially the removal of mixed race children from the aboriginal community and their mothers to be brought up under white institutions.
After Paul Keating left office and the 25th Prime minister being John Howard openly declined to apologise to the stolen generations and to, accepting the ‘Brining Them Home Report’, he strongly believed that it wasn’t his responsibility to apologise for something that he did not do but the past Prime Ministers did. On the 13th of February 2008 our 26th Prime minister being Kevin Rudd took it upon himself to take responsibility for what the past Prime ministers did to those of the stolen generations, for the lives that were damaged and for those who are still suffering from
Authorities from state and territory parliaments apologised for the actions made. On May 28th , 1997, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Dean Brown sincerely quotes, “ I move: that the South Australian Parliament expresses its deep and sincere regret at the forced separation of Aboriginal children from families and homes, which occurred prior to 1964”, before continuing to say that the apologies are to “ support for reconciliation between all Australians.” This demonstrates on behalf of South Australians, Dean Brown apologises and expresses their deep and sincere regret of the actions taken that effected the Stolen Generations and families. He advises the obligations and responsibilities of the government to legislate with equality and compassion, in order to reconcile all individuals in Australia. Thus, the Bringing Them Home report had impacted the civil rights movement in Australia, as it bought the states to comprehend what they did wrong and the desire to reconcile all
However, there is still hope. While the injustices of the Stolen generation, massacres and centuries of mistreatment against Indigenous Australians can never be erased, we can create future in which these atrocities never occur again. These atrocities emerge from ignorance and fear, so working to understand Indigenous culture must surely be the only path to removing the racism that plagues Australia. We have so must to learn from the rich cultural history of Indigenous Australians, particularly in their spiritual relationship with the land they have lived on for thousands of years. If we embrace this incredible knowledge, not only will we eliminate the barriers preventing equality in our society, we will also be stronger as a nation in both environmental and social relations.
The government deemed this necessary after alleged wide spread sexual and physical abuse of children was accruing within these Aboriginal communities. This is commonly known as the stolen generation. By 1950, every state of Australia had embraced this Act. Repression of Aboriginal language, culture and beliefs continued and in 1961, The Australian Government declared "The Policy of Assimilation, which stated all Aboriginals will inevitably be expected to adopt the superior Anglo-Saxon ways, language, beliefs, and culture. This policy was a government attempt to take the last thing the Aboriginal people had, their identity.
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Can you imagine being a child that has been forced to grow up without the loving care and influence of their mother and father? We as a nation need to recognise what we did wrong, and make it right. We need to find a way to live together in harmony with the rightful owners of this land, and restore the sense of community, responsibility, freedom, and love in the Aboriginal
Throughout Australia’s post settlement history a blind eye, or rather more of a blindfold, has been turned by ordinary Australia’s towards the indigenous population. The original inhabitants of this country have suffered through the injustices of being dislocated from their own land, not just when the ‘invaders’
she says ‘’I was aware that i was different, I looked different from my playmate’’ (par1). after she starts giving information of her background, she talk about her antecedent telling how they
Until 1967 the Australian governments only intention was to wipe out Indigenous Australians and create a white Australian culture. To do this the government changed the protection policy was changed by Paul Hasluck who was the Federal Minster for Terriroties to the Assimilation Policy. (Refference) This policy proposed that “full blood” Indigenous Australians die out through natural causes, while “half blood” be allowed to integrate into the “white” community. Through doing this Indigenous Australians were forced to give up their traditional ways of life and live on the reserves and missions that the government provided if they wanted to retain a degree of freedom.
You tell me, and I won’t put it down on the form, No-one will know but you and me”. It’s obvious that the author, Thomas King, is trying to make awareness about the treatment of Aboriginals are facing in