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Minister discusses needs of older survivors of Stolen Generations
Representatives from the Stolen Generations and AAG’s ATSIAAG met the Hon Luke Donnellan MP, Victorian Minister for Child Protection, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers to discuss the needs of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Wednesday 25 March.
The meeting provided the Minister with an overview of the work currently being undertaken by the Stolen Generation Reference Group, Connecting Home, Link-Up (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and the AAG’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) in supporting and preparing Victoria to meet the growing needs of the ever increasing number of Stolen Generation survivors accessing aged care services. There were productive discussions with the Minister on how these issues would progress.
The representatives included Ian Hamm (Chair of the Stolen Generations Reference Group), Lisa Zammit (CEO of Connecting Home), Bev Murray (Manager of Link-Up services, VACCHO), Mark Elliott (Former Chair of ATSIAAG) and James Beckford Saunders (CEO of AAG). The meeting was held by Video/Tele Conference due to Covid-19 - see picture of Lisa and Ian.
Click here to learn more about AAG ATSIAAG’s partnership with The Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Reference Group on a range of activities including a joint submission to the Royal Commission on the needs of older Stolen Generations