What is redress?
Redress, sometimes called reparations, is an important step towards healing for Stolen Generations survivors.
It acknowledges the trauma caused by the forced removal of First Nations children from their families and communities.
Redress provides an opportunity for survivors to tell their story, and receive compensation, an apology, and practical support to be in charge of their own healing.
There are two redress schemes that may be relevant to First Nations peoples:
- The Territories Stolen Generations Redress scheme for survivors removed as children from the Northern Territory, ACT, or Jervis Bay. Information on this page is about the Territories Stolen Generations Redress scheme.
- The National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Click here to learn more about the National Redress Scheme.
Some states have launched state-based redress schemes, including NSW (closed 30 June 2022), Victoria (open until 31 March 2027), Tasmania (now closed) and South Australia (now closed).