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Sissy Austin

Djab Wurrung woman Sissy Austin fights for people and country. At the moment, the fight for Djub Wurrung continues.
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“Our Kids Belong With Family”: a look into institutional child removal

In Australia, the earliest form of child protection began within weeks of the first white settlements being established (Gandevia 178). The earliest institution established to remove children from families was set up less than a decade after colonisation, The Norfolk Island Orphan School opened in 1795 and was the precursor to institutional child removal within Australia.

The fight for Djab Wurrung

Djab Wurrung woman Sissy Austin tells us that despite losing an element of our country, the fight continues this week with the three day Supreme Court trial.
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