Support groups for 'care leavers' and 'Forgotten Australians' have expressed the importance of distinguishing these people from other groups institutionalised as children, such as adoptees, child migrants and members of the Stolen Generations. Indeed, the 'Forgotten Australians' Report of 2004 was in response to years of lobbying by groups such as CLAN (Care Leavers Australia Network).
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11 February 2019
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/australia/FE00006
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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