One in 14 Queensland Indigenous adults part of the Stolen Generation

One out of every 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of adult age living in Queensland is a member of the stolen generation, according to a summary booklet of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) published by the ABS today (p. 13):

The NATSISS asked Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults whether they or any of their relatives had been removed from their natural families for welfare reasons or because of government policy, or if they had been taken to a mission.

In Queensland in 2008:

• 7% reported that they had been removed from their natural family.

• 37% reported that they had relatives who were removed from their natural family.

Note: ‘Adults’ refers to people aged 15 years or older.

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