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Thursday 12th of December 2019 (UTC)

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Robodebt suicide, 19-year-old mum

Gerry Georgatos – A Robodebt contributed to the death by suicide of a 19 year-old-mother. Stressors and suicide are always the story. Society is defined by the sum of its relationships, and many relationships are that classist, racist, sexist, ableist, ageist that we devastate people. Australia is heading once again to 3,000 suicides. Once again, Australia […]

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Evictions from public housing in WA sky high – classist, racist but there’s a project making a difference

Gerry Georgatos – Children evicted onto the streets… It is a reprehension that occurs throughout the nation but the more west we journey across the continent the worse it gets – with the rate of evictions from social housing highest in West Australia. In the last few years West Australia’s eviction toll has increased. The […]

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Public housing’s poorest Australians and the suicide toll

Public rental homes – ‘social housing’ – surprisingly to many only account for 4 percent of Australia’s 9 1/2 million households. There are only 400,000 public rental homes nationwide. Within these homes, after the homeless, live the poorest Australians. Only the lowest income Australians are eligible to rent social housing – but at 25 percent […]

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The Commonwealth Government should not delay in compensating Indonesians jailed as children in Australian adult prisons

From 2008 to 2012, and even thereafter, Indonesian children were jailed in Australian adult prisons. They were cooks and deckhands on boats providing passage to asylum seeks who had languished in Indonesia. Lawyer Lisa Hariej is acting on their behalf in the Central Jakarta District Court, pursuing a class action against the Australian Government for […]

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MISS DHU – we must be relentless in demanding change

On August 4, 2014 I was phoned by family members of Ms Dhu. Only hours before the phone call, Ms Dhu had passed away at the unnatural hand of racism. Some will argue racism did not kill Ms Dhu but I am of the view racism did. The 22-year-old, had she lived would have been […]

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Ground breaking project achieves 100 per cent record in the prevention of child removals

One in 9 of Perth’s Aboriginal children are in the care of the state, removed by child protection authorities but an unfunded advocacy service is leading the way with a thus far 100 per cent track record of keeping children with their families. Since February, the Perth-based First Nations Homelessness Project and Advocacy Service has […]

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Italy’s highest court rules that stealing food is not a crime

“There’s something fundamentally threatening to the capitalist economic order in a ruling like this- the idea that a person is not personally responsible for any action they take out of economic necessity- because capitalism is based on creating that necessity for millions of people around the world” US public defender Alec Karakatsanis on a ruling […]

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First Nations social justice warrior passes away – the soul rolls over

Birri Gubba Gungalu and Murri man, Tiga Bayles, 62, has passed away. Only rarely do I write about the passing of anyone – each day millions of us pass from this world, our souls roll over. However Tiga Bayles was one of those individuals whose great works have left behind a legacy of improved lives […]

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Momentum building for a Royal Commission in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides

There will eventuate a royal commission into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides. A political firestorm followed the tragic loss of a 10-year-old girl to suicide and one inquiry after another is being called but according to those in the suicide prevention space, only a royal commission can make a difference. Suicide prevention researcher Gerry Georgatos […]

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Pigs head found in UWA Mosque – follow up

By now all of you would have read about the head of the pig that was left at the UWA Mosque toilets. The Stringer broke this news yesterday and most of the mainstream media has picked up and run with it. I have spent some time reading through the variety of news Facebook sites and […]

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