Veteran Northern Territory Stolen Generations advocate Eileen Cummings says she could never begin to reconcile events of the past until the Commonwealth government had acknowledged the pain and suffering it had caused .
EILEEN Cummings, who is now 78, has written to every Prime Minister for the last thirty years working tirelessly to ensure that the Australian government acknowledge the trauma inflicted on children of the NT Stolen Generations.
Last week the Territories’ Stolen Generations Redress Scheme Bill, which will compensate and support survivors of the Stolen Generations from the N.T or the ACT was passed by the Senate. Eligible survivors will be able to apply for a one off payment of $75,000 from March 1 2022 in recognition of the harm caused by forcible removal and a further $7000 to healing and support services.
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