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Sunday 4th of October 2015 (UTC)

Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

1 in 6 jail rate and 1 in 3 suicide rate are tools of the oppressor – institutionalised racism

Globally, the impacts of colonialism have seen a widening divide between the First Peoples of lands they once inhabited effectively uninterrupted for tens of thousands of years and the new dominant populations who at most are only hundreds of years old. The dominance of these new populations, whether they are the majority or the minority, has been […]

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Do not play with people’s lives – Climate of death

Despite the standout work of various individuals, our Governments have failed to respond to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis sweeping this nation, that is taking the lives of children, young adults, of human beings denied the sense of hope that the majority of Australians enjoy. The statistical narrative is startling and indicts the nation but there […]

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One year to the day mother Della Roe lost her daughter – bad laws cost her life and need to be done away with – Photo, Sebastian Neuweiler, will they implement the CNS? Western Australia’s deplorable pace of change is glacial

Last year I founded a campaign to urge of the implementation of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) across the nation but without delay in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In meeting Federal Ministers and State Governments I implored the wisdom of this move – in reference to the saving of lives. In NSW, the […]

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Yalmay Yunupingu and Gail Mabo with Gerry Georgatos at the inaugural National Indigenous Human Rights AwardsNational Indigenous Human Rights Awards

The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards are nearing – the second of these annual awards. What separates these awards from others is that they are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awards only. They were long overdue and last year’s inaugural awards night went off big time in recognising exclusively the most profound human struggle on […]

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One year to the day mother Della Roe lost her daughter - bad laws cost her life and need to be done away with - Photo, Sebastian Neuweiler, are no words for your loss

I remember when I looked into the eyes of a mother who had lost her daughter to the despicable veils and layers of racism, whose life ended at just 22 years young, and the words that poured out were “There are no words for your loss…” The ages shall not dim injustices perpetrated. There are […]

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Gerry Georgatos has been travelling the nation highlighting the extensiveness and nature of suicides among the First Peoples - and that we have to act now - Photo, Fernando M. GonçalvesCatastrophic suicide crisis will escalate “unless”…

Last year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there were 2,620 reported deaths of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in 2012 of which it was reported that 117 were suicides, with six yet to be classified at the time of publication. Earlier this year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a record-high 2,811 deaths, […]

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One in ten Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders have been to jail – racialised imprisonment

There has been very little research on how many Australians and how many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been to prison. There is very little information collected on what happens to people post-prison. It has been my long-held view that in general people come out of prison worse than when they went in. There […]

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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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