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The first Link-Up program was founded in 1981 in the state of New South Wales (NSW) Australia, in response to community demand for Indigenous family tracing and reunion services. Link Up evolved on a state by state basis until a national program was establlished in 1999. "The Link Up Program now funds 11 Link Up Services across the country to provide support, guidance and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forcibly removed from their families and communities as a result of past governments’ laws, policies and practices, to trace, locate and reunite with their families."
Sourced from the Bringing Them Home report of the 1997 National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.