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Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

An eleven year old suicides, nine months later his mother takes her life – this nation’s worst racism

An eleven year child died last year, but by suicide. Nine months later, only days ago, his 37 year old mother took her life. In the last year I have had to look into the eyes of parents who have buried a child aged 11 years, 12 years, 13 years, 14 years, 15 years, 16 years and 17 […]

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%20aboriginal%20flag%20&%20niokaUnderstanding the abominable jail & suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The record-high suicide rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the result of the racist policies of one government after another. Government after government have degraded the majority of their communities to the most abominable social health quotients. They have denied Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities an equivalency of social wealth enjoyed by […]

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Stop examining the oppressed, instead examine the oppressor – this will do in racism & marginalisation

Oppression is the historical signature piece of the Australia we have known since the late 18th century, since the arrival of the tall ships. However oppression remains contemporaneous. The viciously cruel rod of oppression has delivered narratives of human misery and suffering, the moral abomination of racism. For more than a century there has been […]

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Image description: Children play in raw sewerage around a toilet block, Image - Amanda Albrecht‘Learn, Respect, Celebrate’ – and other trite, white, phrases.

There’s a running joke in the disability sector that goes something like this. Q: If the 3rd of December is International Day of People with a Disability, what happens on the other 364 days? A: Discrimination. I’m reminded each year on that day by the hypocrisy of the sector, who hold breakfast events to celebrate […]

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Not all are deaths in custody – murders in custody

Who killed Eddie Murray? A police officer did. Who killed John Pat? A police officer did. Who killed Mulrunji Doomadgee? A police officer did. How did they get away with it? Racism got in the way. These three young people, among others, did not just die in custody – they were killed in custody – […]

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The founder of Ngalla Maya, Mervyn Eades. Picture: Ross Swanborough Source: News Corp Australia, www.theaustralian.com.auMervyn Eades – his story needs to be told

I was asked if I had the time to provide a reference for someone I know who does great things for other people. Of course I do. I wrote the reference this morning. Mervyn Eades is a good human being who had a difficult start at life but who has turned his life around and […]

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Image - www.smh.com.auChild, youth and adult suicide on the increase – it will get worse unless we address social health, equality & stay truthful

We cannot continue on the quiet about suicidal behaviour – it is on the increase. It is estimated that daily a thousand Australians think about suicide. It is only going to get worse. Why? Contextually, we are doing ever so little about suicide prevention – and a good part of suicide prevention is improving the […]

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Western Australia to introduce Custody Notification Service – at long last

Not there yet, but getting there – the long haul to introduce the Custody Notification Service in Western Australia – where it is truly needed has culminated in the announcement today that the CNS will soon be implemented. Most importantly the Custody Notification Service will help all those far too many people who are arrested and detained in police […]

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Paddy Gibson - Image, caama.com.auAssimilation and the push to close communities

– Paddy Gibson looks at the renewed push to close remote Aboriginal communities and how it began with the NT Intervention from 2007. On 12 May, Four Corners aired a disgraceful hatchet job on remote Aboriginal communities in WA. It was a very useful piece of propaganda for the Western Australian government, which is currently […]

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Image - www.onyamagazine.comWhen the right people lead then lives will be saved

–       “Do not despair friend. You are a friend to many. You may not know it but your articles are widely read. You have saved many lives including my own. Thank you.” Suicide prevention should be one of the most urgent priorities of our times – globally and nationally. The rates of suicide should be […]

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