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Thursday 18th of July 2024 (UTC)

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“They came through the gate with my boy’s body more than six hours later”

By Gerry Georgatos – “They took my boy’s body away. I wanted to go with my son. They left us behind. They didn’t care to listen.” “They just looked at us. They flew off, right in our faces.” “They left us behind.” “They just left us,” said mother, Gwen Sturt. Through the night, with torrid rains […]

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If there is deficit, there is surplus – harm economics

Gerry Georgatos – Where there is deficit, somewhere else there is surplus. In economical terms someone’s deficit is someone else’s unfair gain. That’s greed economics and underwrites income inequalities. I describe greed economics as harm economics, and which culminates in high suicide tolls and rates. The majority of suicides are the direct result of socioeconomic […]

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Nearly 1,000 suicides of migrant born Australians

Gerry Georgatos – It has taken years for an at long last acknowledgement of the fact that nearly one-third of Australia’s suicides are of migrant born Australians, with a significant proportion relatively newly arrived. I have been writing relentlessly for years about the harrowing high number of suicides of the migrant-born and of the children […]

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100 dead by suicide

Gerry Georgatos – More suicides so far this year, than this time last year while the Commonwealth & COAG talk but do little. As of the first day of August, I estimate that 1700 Australians have been lost to suicide, more than this time last year. But what I indisputably do know that as of […]

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Disabling trauma is the way to reducing suicidality

Gerry Georgatos – Suicide has always been with us despite its once again rising tide. It is not a tragedy of days modern but one of the ‘of the ages’, of human context. Suicide has always been considered historically as a breaking of the human spirit, of a downing of morale, relief from seeming endless […]

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There is more social justice today than ever before

Gerry Georgatos – The road of social justice is one with no end in sight and it is one without cobble, faithful only in its tribulations and headwinds. It is one that does not speak of the future but of long tomorrows, of sacrifice and courage to change the world in the striving to leave […]

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18 percent of world’s pokies in Australia

Gerry Georgatos – Australia has nearly one-fifth of the world’s poker machines, 60 times the rate of the rest of the world. More than three-quarters of Australia’s 200,000 poker machines are in non-gaming venues; in recreation centres, clubs and pubs. Eighteen percent of the world’s poker machines pollute Australia, making poorer people of relatively little […]

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Once we had nowhere to turn – suicidality, child sexual abuse and family violence – survivors kept their mouths shut; now there’s speaking up but still long way to go

Gerry Georgatos – As a young child, nearly half a century ago, I remember the absorption of sadness by some of Sydney’s Greek community of the suicide by a newly arrived Greek male. There was sadness but more silence than words. Years later I would read some of his letters to the homeland, yearning to […]

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Don’t vilify beggars & the homeless – if they beg, it is beggary

Gerry Georgatos – Careless assumptions, predicated by unconscious and conscious biases and prejudices, when dished prematurely into public domains, particularly through the media, can lead to vilification of the vulnerable. Classism as an -ism may seemingly endure into the ages, long after the rest of the -isms are done, dusted. But classism can be viciously […]

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Disabling trauma, worries, stresses – reducing suicidality

Gerry Georgatos – Psychosocial is back. Disabling trauma as I’ve coined needs to core trauma understandings. Vicarious trauma is embedded in our daily lives. These premises may radicalise how we deal with trauma and conflict. There must be nothing that we fear discussing. Our psyches cannot remain as if unconscious. We need to develop substantial […]

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