Submission – Patricia Hayes

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Patricia Hayes is a Bidwell woman.

This submission details Patricia’s experience growing up after she was taken away from her mum at the age of eight weeks old, and lived in 36 different homes. The submission speaks to the abuse Patricia experienced in the homes. It also details Patricia’s experience meeting her mother for the first time at the age of eight. Patricia thinks that the cycle of Aboriginal children been taken away and placed into state award needs to stop.