State to negotiate on Stolen Generations

David Nason; 22/4/10

The South Australian government will consider a negotiated settlement of future Stolen Generations civil actions following the final Aboriginal victory in the Trevorrow test case. The state’s new Attorney-General, John Rau, made the concession while rejecting using a compensation tribunal to deal with 100 other potential such cases. Mr Rau’s comments came as George and Tom Trevorrow presented Premier Mike Rann with a detailed submission for a tribunal on behalf of the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority. The submission calls for the establishment of a tribunal to run for five years that would make “fair, just, quick and efficient determinations” on compensation for Aborigines illegally taken from their families as children.