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Friday 22nd of September 2017 (UTC)

Editor’s Pick

What will it take to end Aboriginal disadvantage, the inequalities and the various crises?

The Fred Hollows Foundation’s CEO, Brian Doolan said, “There are no excuses for Australia to be the only developed country in the world where people still suffer from trachoma, where Indigenous men in areas such as the east Katherine region have an average life expectancy of 46 years, where babies are dying at a rate […]

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$25.4 billion spent on Aboriginal disadvantage is a lie

It has been touted that $25.4 billion annually is invested in Aboriginal peoples – in order to raise those among them out of abject poverty –“through 86 initiatives”. This claim has dangerously washed through the Australian consciousness as ‘fact’ but it is instead a  crock of shit. It is claimed this $25.4 billion spend represents […]

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996 Aboriginal deaths by suicide – another shameful Australian record

Australia’s Aboriginal peoples are suiciding at the world’s highest rates. Standalone, racially Aboriginal peoples endure horrific statistics unparalleled by the rest of Australia and more voices are rising to highlight and address what they see as criminal neglect by Australian governments. In collating data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there have been 996 reported […]

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Australia’s Aboriginal children – The world’s highest suicide rate

2012’s total spend on Aboriginal communities reached $25 billion yet Australia’s Aboriginal youth suicide rates remain high – cruelly disproportionate to the rest of the Australian population. This horror is played out the world over for Indigenous peoples but Australia’s Aboriginal peoples are at the top of this tragic list. In 2011 the United Nations State […]

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Red Road Lost: A Story Based on True Events

 In all of the states with relatively high American Indian populations, incarceration rates average four times that of non-Indians. For example, in Montana, American Indians are 6% of the population, but represent more than 20% of the people in prison. American Indian women represent the same 6% but are 32% of incarcerated women in the […]

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A nation turns its back on its children

Ear disease is ravaging the lives of a generation of Aboriginal children and destroying their chances of an education, but Australia has decided that it doesn’t want to know. The disease strikes babies just a few weeks old. Infection and fluid builds up behind the tiny infant’s delicate eardrum, causing the membrane to bulge and […]

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Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates

In the United States, the Annie Casey Foundation’s report ‘No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration,’ has an assembly of juvenile crime statistics that evidence why locking up children does not work. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rates of adults and children than any other nation. The United States […]

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