26 February 2015 | Community Announcements
On the anniversary of the national apology, the Grandmothers Against Removals National Committee marched to Parliament House to protest against the growing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering out-of-home care.
Grandmother Against Removals released a statement to coincide with the march, which was distributed across the community through various channels.
“Today we march in protest against the unprecedented theft of Aboriginal children from their families by so-called ‘Child Protection’ agencies across Australia.
“We are in urgent need of protection from the criminal actions of these Departments, who persecute Aboriginal families and mobilise police to terrorise children with forced removals. More Aboriginal children are forcibly separated from their families at this moment than at any time in history.”
The statement can be viewed in full via the GMAR website