Suellyn thought FACS would only remove children in extreme cases until her own grandchildren were taken. Hazel decided to take on the FACS system after her fourth grandchild was taken into state care. Jen Swan was raising her grandchildren until she was deemed unsuitable by FACS. The rate of Indigenous child removal has increased at an exponential rate since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. Hazel started GMAR as a response to the rising rates of child removal and along the way she has been joined by families across Australia in the battle to bring the kids home. Together are not only taking on the system, they are changing it.
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