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Forgotten Australian Leigh Westin Ryan

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Panel: Russ Letica and Nell Cole

Our guest is Leigh Westin Ryan from Australia.  She is a Forgotten Australian and will be sharing her story with us.

Forgotten Australians is a term applied to the more than 500,000 non-indigenous, child migrants and indigenous children who experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting during the 20th century. Many of these children were abusedphysically, emotionally, or sexuallywhile in care. Survivors to this day still suffer the effects of the child abuse.

On Monday 16 November 2009 the Prime Minister Mr Kevin Ruddand Opposition Leader Mr Malcolm Turnbullissued a motion of an apology to the Forgotten Australians on behalf of the nation. The motion was not passed until the 26th of November.

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Mark Torr

Leanne Hawkins

Graham Evans