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SA Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People April Lawrie wants to investigate the statutory removal of Aboriginal newborns from the care of their birthmothers at hospitals. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
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Aboriginal mothers "absolutely helpless" after babies taken at SA hospitals

Aboriginal babies deemed at-risk by South Australia’s Child Protection Department are being removed from their mothers at Adelaide hospitals, not long after birth, in processes advocates say are unnecessarily cruel and opaque. Stephanie Richards talks to affected families.