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Victoria’s Labor government will expunge historic criminal convictions given to Stolen Generations survivors.

An NITV investigation in 2017 uncovered a systemic practice of Victorian police charging and convicting Indigenous children taken from their parents, many of whom were in their infancy. Victorian attorney-general Martin Pakula said the state government would issue a formal apology to those wrongly charged, saying “no one should have a criminal record as a result of being forcibly removed from their home or for needing state care when they were a child”.

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