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Mervyn and friends continue on connecting Bankstown’s Elders

Mervyn-BishopBankstown's Aboriginal population is small, numbering just over 1300 people but an Elders group is connecting - and creating - the community in this report by Peggy Giakoumelos of SBS.

When she moved to the city from country New South Wales more than 40 years ago, Elder, Lola Simmons lost contact with many Aboriginal people.

It wasn't until years later when she was approached in...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 17:49

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Only $13m to stop deaths and no-one listens to our advice What a joke!

wes-morrisWes Morris: When will government listen to us to end suicides?

The spate of Aboriginal youth suicides have reached horrific levels of prevalence, the world's highest when compared racially. Aboriginal youth are suiciding at the world's highest rates but the spike in suicides has not been matched by government funding and responses in order to reduce it or prevent them recurring.

Since...

 

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