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Latest figures reveal Australia remains the mother of all jailers of Aboriginal peoples

Brian-SteelsLatest figures have revealed Australian prison numbers are on the increase and are now at a record high and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now comprise nearly one in three of all prisoners.

30 per cent of the Australian prison population is made up of Aboriginal peoples. This is an increase from the 26 per cent of Aboriginal peoples in jail from previous reports.

As a researcher in...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2013 13:24

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Mental health, Culture and also suicide. What are best options for our people?

Tom-CalmaIt was 20 years ago that the landmark Burdekin report on mental health among Indigenous Australians was launched. The report identified high rates of mental health conditions and the impact on our communities.

No surprises the resulting impact can only best be described as devastating.

The report recommended training our mob together with increasing the resources needed to deliver our own mental health...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:25

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