'Inever spoke of the abuse because it seemed normal. I had been abused in the orphanage'. In 1957, Donna, aged three, was sent into institutional care with her sister and four brothers. Donna shared her personal history with the National Museum.
The Queensland Department of Communities has published a booklet to provide former residents of institutional care with information about the records of institutions that have been located to this date.
The Queensland Government has published key findings from consultations, beginning in 2000, with Forgotten Australians.
Senator Nick Xenophon is aiming to gain support for an inquiry into the Heiner Affair, according to a report on ABC Radio Brisbane.
Diane Tronc was born in 1961 and was a resident, with her five siblings, of Silky Oaks Children's Home in Manly, Brisbane from 1962 until 1974. Diane shares her submission to the current Senate Review of Government Compensation Payments.