The Stolen Generations Reparation Package was announced by the Victorian government in 2022. The aim of the package is to "help address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, community, culture, identity and language".
The package is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were removed from their families in Victoria before 31 December 1976, and who were separated from their families for a period of time resulting in the loss of family, community, culture, identity and language.
If found to be eligible, applicants can receive a lump sum payment of $100,000 and choose to receive other non-financial supports, including an apology from the Victorian government, access to healing services and access to records.
It was announced that the package would operate for 5 years, and the closing date for applications is 31 March 2027. The package is administered by the Department of Justice.
Sources used to compile this entry: Stolen Generations Reparations Package website, https://www.vic.gov.au/stolen-generations-reparations-package.
Prepared by: Kirsten Wright
Created: 24 May 2022