The New South Wales Government has launched a review into Aboriginal Children in out of home care.
The Family and Community Service Minister Brad Hazzard announced statistics indicating that out of the 20,000 children in out of home care in NSW, 1/3rd are Indigenous – despite the First Nations people making up only three per cent of the population.
Professor Megan Davis from the University of New South Wales will lead a committee of First Nations community members who will examine an estimated 1,200 cases from the past year.
Hazel Collins is from Grandmothers against Removals, a network of families directly affected by forced child removal.
Speaking on ABC Radio, she says the review is a start, but would rather see the government utilise resources and bring children home.