AUSTRALIA NETWORK NEWS
THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS the Catholic Church forcibly removed mixed-race children from their families in Papua New Guinea in the 1960s and sent them to Australia.
Elizabeth Canny has told The Australian newspaper she was flown by the Sisters of Mercy order to the Australian city of Adelaide when she was eight.
Debra Hocking, who was removed from her family as a child and is deputy chairwoman of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Healing Foundation, said thisis not the first time she has heard such an allegation.
"I think as time goes on we are going to hear a little more about other countries that have experienced the removal of little children, indigenous children from their families," she said.
Ms Hocking said she believes allegations against the Catholic Church need to be investigated.
"For the wellbeing of these people, so they can, you know, put things to rest.”