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Patrick Dodson warns First Peoples will be refugees in their own country if communities close

P11 Patrick DodsonEminent Elder Patrick Dodson has lashed the Abbott Government's decision to cease funding for essential services in remote communities, a move that has contributed to one State Government proposing to close 150 communities.

Professor Dodson, known as the father of Aboriginal reconciliation and who authored a review of small communities known as outstations or homelands for the Northern...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:21

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Survivors join anti smoking campaign

P2 anti smoke campaignIn the Australian Capital Territory about one out of every 10 people smoke. For the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community it is more than three times that many and for young, pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women it is even more again.

Now, after a three year study, a new public awareness campaign has been launched to try to cut the numbers smoking by...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:20

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