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Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 (UTC)

Aboriginal Specific News – Australia

Challenge? What challenge?

“The Power of Bones” – Keelen Mailman – Publishers: Allen and Unwin RRP: $29.99 Keelen Mailman is a remarkable lady. According to the publicity material from Allen and Unwin, Keelen came from a “troubled childhood of poverty, abuse and racism to becoming the first Indigenous woman to run a commercial cattle station, this is one […]

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Image - YarumanScullion bent on saving lives

996 reported suicides of First Nations people from 2001 to 2010 – 1 in 24 of all First Nations deaths are by suicide. 400 suicides estimated from 2011 to 2013, up from 100 per year to more than 130 per year. It is estimated that suicides could be as high as between 1 in 12 […]

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Image - www.mhhub.comDepression tool culturally sensitive

University of Western Australia researchers have developed a first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older First Nations people living in remote areas. It is widely accepted that remote First Nations peoples are not inclined to turn up to health practitioners and describe sadness or depression, and rather any undiagnosed depression […]

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Roebourne Regional Prison - Image, www.abc.net.auRoebourne prison, signature piece of neglect

Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services, Professor Neil Morgan has described the Pilbara’s Roebourne Regional Prison as “inhumane and intolerable.” This was described in a report tabled to State Parliament by the Inspector, and follows other reports – particularly from the Aboriginal Legal Services – of deplorable conditions in regional police watch houses and prisons. […]

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Demolition of The Swan Valley Nyungah Community buildingsThe eviction of the Last of the River People

Only weeks ago, Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett with a dose of the public has no right to know and with Kafkaesque mendacity ordered the deplorable act to demolish the Swan Valley Nyungah Community’s homes. This was done without any notice or courtesy to the former residents, many of whom are homeless. The demolishing occurred […]

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