The Inquiry into Child Migration was referred to the Senate's Community Affairs References Committee on 20 June 2000, on the motion of Senator Andrew Murray. An estimated five to ten thousand child migrants from both Britain and Malta came to Australia between1922 and 1967, most of whom were sent to charitable and religious institutions. Many child migrants later claimed that they were ill-treated in the institutions to which they were sent. The resulting report 'Lost innocents: righting the record - inquiry into child migration' was tabled on 30 August 2001.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 13 May 2015