Department of State Development

South Australia is committed to supporting the members of the Stolen Generations through the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

The South Australian Government has established an $11m Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme will fund up to $6m in ex-gratia payments to individuals who are members of the South Australian Stolen Generation.

A further $5m will be allocated to creating a Stolen Generations Community Reparations Fund. The Fund can be used to recognise the grief, pain and loss experienced by communities, families and individuals and to also support a range of proposals that can assist in the healing process.

The introduction of the scheme is a significant step in South Australia’s Reconciliation journey – one which provides for compensation but also enables members to tell their stories, a critical part of the healing process.

Individual Reparations

The Individual Reparations Scheme has closed for applications.

Contact

Maria Atkins
Phone 08 8463 6533
Mobile 0466 451 651
Email sgreparation@sa.gov.au

Further assistance

For counselling and support, please visit the following organisations:

Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service:

  • Muna Paiendi, corner Mark and Oldham Roads, Elizabeth Vale SA 5112
    Phone  08 8182 9206 
  • Maringga Turtpandi, GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest SA 5086
    Phone  08 7425 8900
  • Wonggangga Turtpandi, corner Church and Dale Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
    Phone  08 9240 9611
  • Kanggawodli, 16-22 Clements Street, Dudley Park SA 2250 
    Phone  08 8342 2250

 

Community Reparations Fund

The $5m Stolen Generations Community Reparations Fund has been established to support projects or programs that will promote healing for members of the Stolen Generations, their families and the wider community.

A recent Expression of Interest attracted more than 70 submissions, with the following organisations successfully receiving a total of $1.25m in the first round of funding:

  • Aboriginal Health Council SA
  • Aboriginal Lands Trust
  • Ara Irititja Aboriginal Corporation
  • Ardagula Aboriginal Corporation
  • City of Adelaide
  • City of Playford
  • Dusty Feet Mob
  • Judy Beyer, auspiced by the Blackwood Reconciliation Group
  • Journey of Healing
  • Martin Pascoe, auspiced by Catholic Education SA
  • Marula Aboriginal Corporation
  • Murray Bridge High School
  • Nexus Arts
  • Ngarrindjeri Land and Progress Association
  • Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation
  • Raukkan Community Council
  • Relationships Australia (SA)
  • SA Museum
  • Stolen Sisters, auspiced by SA Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wami Kata Old Folks Home
Summary of funded projects
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Given the strong response to the Fund, further funding rounds will open in the near future.

A community consultation process in 2016 identified many project themes including recording personal and community histories, family history research, healing and support initiatives, arts and cultural activities, community education, memorials and places of reflection.

Summary of Consultations
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For more information contact

Brendan Moran
Phone (08) 8463 6519
Mobile 0466 501 132
Email brendan.moran2@sa.gov.au

Kyam Maher Ministerial Statement

The State Government will establish an $11 million Stolen Generations reparations fund. The Next Steps – Stolen Generations Reparation Scheme will involve a fund of up to $6 million for ex gratia payments for those members of the state’s Aboriginal communities removed from their families, and whose usual place of residence was South Australia at the time of the separation.

Watch the statement by Kyam Maher MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation highlighting why this scheme is so important:

Download the statement

Ministerial Statement: Stolen Generations Policy
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