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Tuesday 25th of June 2019 (UTC)

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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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1 in 50 Australians have been to prison – 1 in 6 First Nations people have been to prison

Gerry Georgatos – One in 50 Australians living have been to prison. More than 500,000 Australians living have been incarcerated. One in 625 Australians are presently incarcerated. More than one in 6 First Nations Australians living have been to prison. A reprehensible statistic that from a racialised lens is the world’s highest; higher than 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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Suicide, Australia’s leading cause of unnatural deaths — not a national priority

We’re at the end of 2019’s first quarter and tragically the Australian suicide toll stands at 750 thus far. Suicide is the leading cause of unnatural deaths, yet suicide prevention is not a national priority. The Australian suicide toll is: more than two and a half times the national road toll; more than 30 times […]

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Helots and hoplites, serfs and classism, racism – Naming unaddressed -isms

We rail against homogeneity while beneath it all, the ambience and veils of the eclectic, we long for homogeneity, at least in the name and form of equality. Critical class and race theories abound but all remain manifestations. Windows into human narratives have justified the unjustifiable, legislating wrong-doing and muddying the human journey, polluting it […]

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Homeless families, babies, toddlers on Australian streets

There is more homelessness than is reported. Youth homelessness is on the increase. It’s complex in terms of the spectrum of issues; complex life circumstance dynamics that led to homelessness, including family violence and/or neglect of the needs of children, various socioeconomic disadvantage, the accumulation of conflict and isolation with the culminating anxiety perpetuating trauma. […]

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Hundreds of child suicides – fading light

The death of a child is always heartbreaking but when it is by suicide it is as devastating as it gets, with long term negative psychosocial effects for those left behind. There is a whole different level of anguish and grief. Grimly, deaths of children by suicide are increasing, but they can be dramatically reduced. […]

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Nauru, Manus – Australian crimes, death notices

Future generations will damn the present for its atrocities as we damn and indict the past for theirs. The offshore custodial predicaments that have degenerated to indefinite immigration detention will cast a dark pall of grimness and aspersions into the generations of our grandchildren. As a trauma recovery and suicide prevention researcher, and as someone […]

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For the sake of a fairer society, Suresh Rajan joins Australian Republican movement

It’s been many a year since I reviewed my position in so far as an Australian republic is concerned. I know that from my arrival here 43 years ago I have always felt extremely uneasy about the fact that the ultimate arbiter of my government, status and future lay in the hands of someone who […]

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The Minister of Immigration might as well be the Minister for Discrimination

Over the last five or six years I have written extensively about the sheer discrimination that is present in our migration system here in Australia. That discrimination is not on the basis of race (that is another angle altogether – visions of White Australia policy come to mind) but the articles I have written go […]

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