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Sunday 22nd of July 2018 (UTC)

Jennifer Kaeshagen

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders call for a royal commission into the suicides – Kunoth-Monks, Sansbury, Muir, Bonson, Waters

Suicide is a leading cause of death for all Australians, taking more lives than road fatalities but for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders it is a significantly grimmer story. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 15 to 35 years, with one in three deaths in this age […]

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Momentum building for a Royal Commission in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides

There will eventuate a royal commission into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides. A political firestorm followed the tragic loss of a 10-year-old girl to suicide and one inquiry after another is being called but according to those in the suicide prevention space, only a royal commission can make a difference. Suicide prevention researcher Gerry Georgatos […]

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Another death in Australian immigration detention

There has been another death in Australian immigration detention. 26 year old Afghan asylum seeker Ali Ahmed Jafari collapsed last night in Sydney’s Villawood detention centre. He was taken to Liverpool hospital where he died shortly after arrival having suffered what is believed to have been a heart attack. According to the Refugee Action Coalition, […]

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Aged homelessness and disadvantage addressed by Mission Australia – $16 million facility opened

A $16 million aged care facility – Annie Green Court – was opened this month in Redfern, Sydney by Mission Australia. The facility has become home to people who lacked stable accommodation, homeless and disadvantaged older Australians who lack financial capacity and family support. Mission Australia CEO Toby Hall says that many older homeless people […]

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The Prime Minister’s Apology to Victims of Forced Adoption

Today, Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a national apology on behalf of the Australian Government to all Australians affected by removal policies and practices from 1932 to 1982 which resulted in forced adoptions. The exact figure of how many children were removed remains unknown but it is estimated that as many as 225,000 babies were […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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