Child Migrants, documents, Forgotten Australians, photos, Stolen Generations

The day the Mullighan Report was tabled

by Priscilla Taylor (guest author) on 21 January, 2011

On 1 April 2008, the South Australian Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry report was tabled in State Parliament. Commissioner Ted Mullighan QC led the associated inquiry which included 1592 allegations of sexual abuse and the investigation of the deaths of 924 children in state care.

Priscilla Taylor shares a photo of her (first on the left) on the steps of South Australia’s Parliament House, participating in protest organised by CLAN on the day that the Mullighan report was tabled.

Four women standing in front of a large building holding signs and banners about Forgotten Australians

Photo by CLAN

Both the 2008 Mulligan (South Australia) and the 2004 (federal Senate) reports recommended that Forgotten Australians receive an apology.

Priscilla recalls:

Rightfully so others had received their apology.
We were the last, we needed our apology , we were waiting for this trauma to stop.

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