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The Killing Season

In the third instalment of  ABC’s The Killing Season http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/killing-season/ Paul Howes, former National Secretary of the Australian Worker’s Union,  acknowledged his anger at having our Federal Apology (21/3/2013) interrupted by Simon Crean’s attempt to oust Prime Minister Gillard – who was … Continue reading

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Commercial Surrogacy: Womb exploitation and baby commodification

A member of the Alliance wrote a letter to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald which was not published – because of the important issues it raises I have published it on the Blog … Dr. Christine A. Cole To: … Continue reading

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Brief History of the Apology Alliance

I was asked to write a brief overview of the history of the Apology Alliance for the Without Consent Exhibition currently on show at the National Archives in Canberra. The Exhibition is  amazing and something that I never dreamed I … Continue reading

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A White Stolen Generation? Comments published on Mamamia Blog

 I selected a sample of comments that reflect the hurt, damage or mindset of those affected as opposed to those who benefit from Forced Adoption.  They are up on the Mamamia Blog and follow a short article on Forced Adoption and the current exhibition  … Continue reading

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Former PM Julia Gillard seeks legal advice re our apology being linked to a Christian Rights marriage agenda

Hi Everyone, Our former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is seeking legal advice about our historic apology being taken out of context and linked to a Christian rights agenda being run by The Australian Marriage Forum. How ironic that a marriage … Continue reading

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Is Furness’s obsession to ‘save the world’s orphans’ actually creating them?

The following is an excellent article containing the themes of my two earlier posts.  Wealthy and powerful persons, like the Furness’ of the world,  getting their own needs met by “saving” one child or orphan at a time whilst in the … Continue reading

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Furness: an advocate for kidnapping babies at birth and then trafficking them is the NSW Australian of the Year.

A very personal and painful response to the tragedy of awarding Furness NSW Australian of the Year:   It is barely 18 months since the Apology for Past Forced Adoptions. This was when, after over 50 years, my family was … Continue reading

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Deborra-lee Furness child saver or child trafficker?

  The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan sounded as if he’d had his fill of the child savers http://www.liftingtheveil.org/special-reports/australian-inquiries-continue-review-of-abuses Deborra-lee Furness has been nominated as NSW’s Australian of the Year.  I am outraged! Furness an adoptive mother who has pushed her … Continue reading

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Academic Paper condemns Forced Adoption & exposes serious damage

Everyone who has had their family torn apart by the government’s past or present policy of removal practices should read the following article. It is is authored by Dr. Daryl Higgins – who co-authored the AIFS research project report with Pauline … Continue reading

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My Talk: Event to commemorate the passage of a motion for memorial and recognition day of NSW Forced Adoption Apology

Below is the talk I presented at a forum organised by Jan Barham (MLC) Greens primarily to educate her parliamentarian colleagues about the issue of past Forced Adoption.  This was a direct outcome of the successful passage of her motion … Continue reading

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