Media Releases

23 June 2016| Grandmothers Against Removals calls for Aboriginal control of child protection case review

Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) is calling for Aboriginal control of a review recently announced by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) Minister Brad Hazzard into all Aboriginal children removed from their families NSW from 2014. Click here to read more

26 May 2016| Redfern Protest: Grandmothers Against Removals demand urgent action to stop forced child removals on National Sorry Day

GMAR will use both the Sorry Day protest and a series of high-level meetings with senior FACS personnel and NSW Minister Brad Hazard over May 26-27 to push for substantial commitments to both change practice and allocate funding for programs which can stop the removals and reunite children with their families. Click here to read more.

29 Jan 2016| Grandmothers Against Removals Snap Protest at FACS, Strawberry Hills

Grandmothers Against Removals Sydney [GMAR] and supporters will protest outside Family and Community Services [FACS] in Strawberry Hills at 12.30pm today to demand the immediate return of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from a Queensland family and placed in out-of-home care in Sydney. Click here to read more.

20 Nov | Productivity Commission statistics highlight continuing Stolen Generation

Grandmothers Against Removals (NSW) has condemned what it calls a continuing Stolen Generation of Aboriginal children, citing shocking statistics in the Productivity Commission report, Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage – Key Indicators 2014. Click here to read more.

2 Oct | Federal Senate calls for action to stop ongoing Stolen Generations

The Australian Senate today passed a Greens’ motion recognising that the ongoing rate of removal of Aboriginal children from their families in NSW risks creating another Stolen Generations. Click here to read more.

18 Sept | Grandmothers groups condemn police’s role in ongoing Stolen Generations at public forum in Sydney tonight

Grandmothers Against Removals NSW (GMAR) and Amnesty Action Group Newtown will co-host a public forum in Sydney at 6.30pm tonight to highlight the national crisis of ongoing Stolen Generations and condemn the role of police in the forced removals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (TSI) children. Click here to read more. 

13 Sept | Grandmothers groups condemn child removal at gunpoint

Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR NSW) condemn the forced removal of multiple Aboriginal children from one family at gunpoint earlier this year as highlighted on NITV news last night. Click here to read more. 

4 Aug | National Grassroots Aboriginal Alliance Calls For Action Against Ongoing Stolen Generations on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

The National Aboriginal Strategic Alliance to Bring the Children Home (NASA) was formed at a national conference in Brisbane July 10-11, to strengthen the fight against continuing Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children. Click here to read more. 

26 May | Former FACS worker joins national protests on Sorry Day to condemn ongoing Stolen Generations

Former Family and Community Services (FACS) caseworker and delegate to the FACS NSW Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) has joined national protests on Sorry Day to condemn, what many are calling, “the ongoing Stolen Generation”. Click here to read more. 

15 May | Art installation condemns ongoing Stolen Generations in lead up to National Sorry Day

Prominent Aboriginal artist, Blak Douglas aka Adam Hill, has launched an installation in Redfern to support a National Day of Action (NDA) on Sorry Day calling for a stop to the unprecedented number of Aboriginal children being forcibly removed from their families. Click here to read more. 

11 April | Grandmothers to protest on steps of Tamworth FACS for return of ‘stolen’ children

Grandmothers from Gunnedah, known as Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR), will protest at Tamworth FACS at 12.30pm today to demand the restoration of children they say have been “stolen” from their community. Click here to read more.

27 March | Goward’s law reform will entrench stolen generations

Child protection reforms passed by Minister for Family and Community Services (FACS) Pru Goward last night will put generations of children at risk of being “stolen” and will devastate Aboriginal families and those of lower socio-economic brackets, critics say. Click here to read more.

21 March | After Utopia: Activists vow renewed fight against NT Intervention and ongoing Stolen Generations

Aboriginal activists will join filmmaker John Pilger in a forum marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Redfern today at 6.30pm. Click here to read more.

13 February | Grandmothers demand DOCS return stolen children on anniversary of apology

Grandmothers and families from Gunnedah will rally outside NSW Parliament House today at 12.30pm to demand an end to what they say is a new Stolen Generation of Aboriginal children. Click here to read more.

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