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General News – Page 2

Australia, NZ; classists & human rights abusers

Gerry Georgatos – Australia is by various accounts one of the world’s wealthiest countries despite many languishing in poverty and some in abject poverty. Australia is the world’s 12th biggest economy. According to the Global Wealth Report 2018 the median wealth of adult Australians is $264,903 AUD. That’s the highest in the world. The median […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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Smashing myths on reasons for public housing evictions

Gerry Georgatos – The Department of Communities Western Australia which incorporates public housing in its regime recently suggested in the media that disruptive behaviour is one of the major underwriters to the Department’s alarmingly high eviction rate of public housing tenants. Wrong. Western Australia has the nation’s highest eviction rate of public housing tenants. Victoria […]

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Indian women are 2 of 5 of world’s female suicides

Gerry Georgatos – Annually, India accounts for nearly 200,000 of the world’s suicides. Poverty intersects and is the predominant underwriting narrative. Alarmingly, India accounts for nearly 40 percent of the world’s female suicides. Once again poverty intersects, particularly crushing levels of poverty. However, within the Indian poverty narrative there is pronounced patriarchy and within crushing […]

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Claim that 80% of suicides are “mental health” related is wrong

Gerry Georgatos – Suicide is the leading cause of unnatural deaths. Australia’s suicide toll is increasing at one of the world’s highest rates   Australia’s suicide toll has increased by 35 percent in the last decade   Australia’s First Nations suicide toll has increased by 60 percent in the last decade   Nearly one in 3 […]

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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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