Great evil has been done ...
The Australian Government made a National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and former child migrants for the suffering they had experienced in ‘out of home’ care, in November 2009. The year before, the government apologised to the Stolen Generations.
For some, such apologies carry great meaning. For others, they are just words.
Leaving the homes did not mean the homes left those who had spent time there. For good or bad, that experience remained part of their lives.
Although there were good outcomes from these apologies, many issues of justice and healing belonging to this story remain unresolved.