Adoption not a stolen generation: Mundine

March 13, 2018

David Gillespie has no problem with Aboriginal children being placed with non-indigenous carers.

The federal children's minister wants to relax rules requiring Aboriginal children to be placed with other indigenous families after being shocked by sexually transmitted diseases rates.

David Gillespie acknowledges there may be concerns about creating another 'Stolen Generation' but says he's more worried about creating an "abandoned and damaged generation".

"I don't want them recycled back into harm. I've had my eyes opened in the last couple of weeks ... looking at STD rates (among Aboriginal children) is just mind-blowing," he told News Corp on Tuesday.

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