Collard v WA: Stolen Generation victims fail to achieve justice

In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Western Australia decided Collard v WA, the test case for families affected by the Stolen Generations policies in Western Australia. The Collards, a Noongar family, had their nine children removed from them by the government between 1959 and 1961. They alleged breaches of fiduciary duties against the State for this removal and the subsequent treatment of the children. The action was dismissed entirely. The court found that the children were not removed pursuant to a policy of assimilation.

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