11th Aug 2000
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 STOLEN GENERATIONS RULING . . . .   . . . . . .
  . . . .   . . . . .From John Zulaikha

Today, Friday August 11, the Federal Court in Darwin, will be handing down what is likely to be a landmark decision regarding the Stolen Generations. 

Lorna Cubillo and Peter Gunner were separated from their families and placed in institutions. The separations were carried out under the Commonwealth's Aboriginal Ordinance, which was put in place in 1918 and existed for almost 40 years. 

The two applicants are seeking compensation for loss of family and culture. 

At 2.42 AEST, Justice O'Loughlan announced:

"As the result of my findings, each of the claims that have been made by Mrs Cubillo and by Mr Gunner must be dismissed." Federal Court Justice Morris O'Loughlan.


 
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