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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rees apologises over orphanage abuse

Rees apologises over orphanage abuse

The pain on their faces is still visible today.

For tens of thousands of people who were abused as children in the state's orphanages and foster homes over the past decades, an apology from the NSW premier has gone some way to help in the healing process.

But many of the "forgotten" Australians who endured horrific conditions at some of NSW's most notorious children's homes and out-of-home institutions in the 1960s and '70s say only compensation can help repair the damage.

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