Source: (2008) University of Western Australia Law Review. 34:168-189.

Reparation measures for historical injustices have generated debate and criticism. This article explores the theoretical underpinnings for the awarding of reparations particularly in relation to the 'Stolen Generations'. The author argues that restorative justice theory has the most to offer but that the majority of reparation measures by the Australian government (both the Howard and Rudd governments) for the Stolen Generations have been framed in distributive justice terms. (author's abstract)