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What is intergenerational trauma and why is Jacinta Price being criticised?

Tracy Westerman

Leading No campaigner Jacinta Nampijinpa Price compared the experiences of British and Irish convicts to Indigenous Australians.

Price, who has Warlpiri and Celtic heritage, was questioned about whether colonisation had led to generations of trauma for Indigenous Australians.

She said if that were true, convicts’ families would also be traumatised.

“That would mean those of us whose ancestors were dispossessed of their own country and brought here in chains as convicts are also suffering from intergenerational trauma,” she said.

“So I should be doubly suffering from intergenerational trauma.”

Read the full article, including Dr Tracy Westerman’s response here on the SBS webiste.