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Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

Image - removed from families are at highest risk to suicide

Individuals who as children were removed from their biological families are the nation’s highest risk group to suicide. They are four times at risk than the nation’s highest population risk group to suicide; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Kimberley which is the world’s second highest population risk group to suicide – […]

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Don Dale Kids—Victims of the NT Intervention

Skyrocketing rates of Aboriginal imprisonment, child removal and social catastrophe have been produced by resurgent assimilationist policies argues Paddy Gibson. The graphic video footage of Aboriginal children and youth being tortured in the Don Dale juvenile detention centre aired on ABC’s Four Corners has sparked international outrage. The footage showed children as young as 11-years-old […]

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Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children incarcerated at the world’s highest rate

Australia incarcerates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in juvenile detention at the world’s highest rate; ranked second is the mother of all jailers, the United States of America. More than half of Australia’s juvenile detention is comprised of the poorest and most marginalised children in the nation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Where […]

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A little boy who hid under the bed – a survivor of the Stolen Generations

My childhood trauma is on the public record. I was not raised by my Aboriginal mother and for this I have suffered. Right throughout my life I have been victim to abuse. When I discuss, in detail, these abuses to my non-Aboriginal colleagues, to friends and to counsellors, many of them are taken aback, commenting […]

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Image - Australia and Northern Territory worst for the poorest and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

In comparing national data and measurable indicators in ranking which state and territory jurisdictions are overall ‘harshest’ on the poorest we find ironically that the nation’s two wealthiest jurisdictions, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, which enjoy among the world’s highest median incomes, are the nation’s harshest on the poorest, with the highest rates of […]

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Suicide of 15-year-old boy in Don Dale

At Don Dale juvenile detention centre a 15-year-old orphaned Aboriginal boy took his life only days after being locked up for $90 worth of ‘crimes’. How many Australians know about Johnny Warramarrba? Johnny’s mother died when he was a baby. His dad was killed in a car accident when he was eleven. When he committed […]

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Image - www.theroot.comIncarceration, Sexual Abuse and Suicide Risk

We now know that Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia complete suicide at 74 per 100,000, seven times the non-Indigenous rate. We also know that Indigenous incarceration rates in Western Australia are 18 times the non-Indigenous rates. Is there a link between these horrible statistics? The link goes back to colonisation and […]

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Image - Support Will Increase Dispossession In Aboriginal Communities, Not Resolve It

Just days after NAIDOC Week, Australia’s celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, the WA Government announced that around 100 remote Aboriginal communities would not receive funding as part of its Resilient Families, Strong Communities: A roadmap for regional and remote Aboriginal communities proposal. It also detailed plans to develop ten communities into […]

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Mangaray and Maubiag Islander Dameyon BonsonUnited Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – A report from

“You can’t be wrong if you’re right, and you don’t stop fighting for justice simply because those around you don’t like it, you keep fighting.” – Rob Riley A couple of weeks ago I attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN headquarters in New York. The planning to attend […]

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Image - www.creativespirits.infoAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy has not improved to a 10.6 years gap – still dying more than 20 years less

The life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of the population remains two decades wide. Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting that the life expectancy gap has been reduced to 10.6 years, it is in fact still more than 20 years less that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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