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Tuesday 16th of January 2018 (UTC)

Gerry Georgatos – Page 2

Never before have so many Aboriginal children died of suicide

There are more suicides today Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander than ever before. It is not just intergenerational trauma and the impacts of colonisation, or cultural deficits that are contemporaneously culprit to this crisis. Much more simply the culprits are the deplorable ongoing inequalities and direst poverty. The intergenerational trauma is compounded by betrayals, where […]

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We are being lied to about poverty — it’s grim

A TRAGIC INDICATOR of increasing poverty and unemployment is the suicide toll. Another indicator is an increasing prison population. Another indicator is the widening gap between the average worker and the top one per cent of earners. Another indicator is the many more hours people have to work to make ends meet. Another indicator is […]

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Every child is our child – Australia’s abomination, a crisis among children

Three children together attempted to end their lives. Such was the despair they felt from a sense of hopelessness in an Australian community where no one completes school. Three children, aged six, eight and ten climbed a tree. Older children saw them and ran to them and held them up and saved their lives. What […]

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Change lives to save lives

In the last few years I have written more than 300 articles on the suicide crises and on suicide prevention. In those same years I have supported hundreds of suicide affected families and thousands of critically at-risk individuals. There has never been an article I have written that in its midst I was not notified […]

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Categories Health and Wellness
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When are we Australians? – Xenophon, Australian born and bred

Racism is a beast that threatens those whom it stares down and it regularly mauls its prey. This beast remains at all times as a firmament in the institutions of this Australian nation. Racism has many veils and layers – institutional and structural – and copiously pollutes the overarching documents that define this nation. The […]

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Elijah’s death was murder

I had not written a single word about 14 year old Elijah Doughty’s death. I have been supporting family members, since soon after this boy’s tragic death. On Friday, 21 July 2017, a 56-year-old Kalgoorlie man (who cannot be named for legal reasons) was acquitted of the manslaughter of Elijah Doughty and sentenced to three years […]

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What’s with the Yellow Peril racism? Give us a break with “Chinese” invasion of Australia

The ABC Four Corners episode on the corrupting of politicians was important but what was with the racism? There are veils and layers to racism and many do not see clearly their racism. Many fear the foreigner, while many hate foreigners but do not understand this is as racism. We tie up identity to values, […]

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Australia soaked in apartheid; national shame continues with jailing First Peoples at world’s highest rate

Australia not only dished up the White Australia Policy, the Yellow Peril threat and ratcheted up xenophobia and misoxeny, but contributed its own brand of apartheid with missions and reserves, curfews and segregation. Many reckon apartheid is a past wrong that’s dusted but the gaols tell a different story. Australian gaols scream of racialised imprisonment […]

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Obituary journalism – one of biggest Black stories bypassed by media – the extinguishing of Black rights

  Sinister undermining is leading to the beginning of the end to some of Eddie Mabo’s legacy – native title rights. One of the biggest Black stories has not been carried by any of the nation’s major media nor but for scraps has it been picked up by Black and independent media. The fast approaching […]

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Suicide toll – stop the shameless research, just disaggregate

Funding researchers & advocacy start-ups over outreach & the coalface is killing people. Funding should be directed to providing people with the various support needed and with tangible improvements to their life circumstances. Governments should stop funding supposed research into suicide prevention rather than directing funds to targeted support. In how many different ways is research […]

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