Catholic Health Australia chief executive officer Martin Laverty says that he is prepared to apologise to the victims of forced adoptions, according to a recent report.
'I stopped correcting them, and certainly stopped respecting them': Jessica Dalton describes her time at Lowson House, Royal Brisbane Hospital, in 1980. Jessica was 20 at the time but some of her experiences were similar to those recounted by Forgotten Australians who were admitted to adult wards of psychiatric hospitals as children.
The Senate Community Affairs committee has announced an extension of the deadline for receipt of submissions to its inquiry into former forced adoption practices, until 21 November 2011.
Australia's history of the institutionalisation of young women includes incidents of the forced adoption of babies belonging to unmarried mothers. Jennifer Byrne for Network Ten's The 7pm Project reports on the current Senate Inquiry into these former policies and practices.