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Australian Senate calls for apology on forced adoptions

A Senate committee in Australia has called for a national apology to thousands of women who were forced to give up their children for adoption from the 1950s to 1970s.

The Community Affairs References Committee released its report on forced adoption practices based on submissions from hundreds of women

Many women said they were coerced into signing away their children.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Sydney.

  • 29 Feb 2012