A landmark case against the State Government by members of the Stolen Generation seeking damages and compensation has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The case against the State was brought by seven siblings and their parents, Donald and Sylvia Collard.
The seven children were all removed from their parents and placed into State care between 1958 and 1961.
Justice Janine Pritchard delivered her judgement this morning, dismissing the case.
The family had sued the State Government for damages, compensation and costs for the children's forced removal and placement in State care.
The reasons for the decision are yet to be revealed.
At the opening of the civil law suit, lawyer Greg McIntyre aid the case relied on the claim that the State had breached a fiduciary duty owed to the family after it removed the children from their parents’ care.
Mr McIntyre said Mr and Mrs Collard were presented with “evil choices” and it was suggested that Sister Kate’s Children’s Home would be the best chance of keeping them together as a family.
But Mr McIntyre said the children were split up and some of the younger siblings were not aware they had brothers and sisters.
More to come