health

A little boy who hid under the bed – a survivor of the Stolen Generations

Marcus Woolombi

The nation’s most elevated risk group to suicide is of individuals who as children were removed from their biological families.

Dr Woolombi Waters The Stringer August 28th, 2016 [node:read-more:link]

Why are so many First Nations kids in detention in the NT in the first place?

Thalia Anthony, Associate Professor in Law, University of Technology Sydney

Across Australia, Indigenous children constitute at least 54% of children in juvenile detention centres. The proportion of Indigenous children in penal detention centres in the NT is higher than in any other state or territory: 97% of children in NT juvenile detention centres are Indigenous. [node:read-more:link]

It’s a fallacy that all 'Australians' have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Clean water can help to break the link between poor hygiene and eye diseases such as trachoma.
Clean water can help to break the link between poor hygiene and eye diseases such as trachoma.
(Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association [CAAMA])

Nina Lansbury Hall, Cindy Shannon, Paul Jagals 11 July 2016 [node:read-more:link]

Aboriginal people affected by Maralinga nuclear tests take peace sculpture to Japan

Natalie Whiting from ABC Radio 'AM' reported this story on Thursday, April 14 [node:read-more:link]

Number of doctors in First Nations communities in WA expected to be reduced from 56 to 19

Doctors reduced dramatically in the Kimberley

The number of doctors working in Western Australia's First Nations Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) will be reduced from 56 to 19 under a policy proposed by the Federal Government, according to the Aboriginal Health Council of WA.

"We currently have 56 doctors working in our sector. With this decision that will severely reduce that back to 19 doctors," the council's chairwoman Michelle Nelson-Cox told ABC Kimberley. [node:read-more:link]

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