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The nuclear wars waged against First Nations people

The British have waged undeclared wars on First Nations peoples ever since 1788.

The murder and misery inflicted today reminds us of when settlers rode into communities on horse back and cut down extended families. In current times, the government does not only allow multi-national mining giants to rape the country and destroy ancient cultures, but they are trying to force First Nations people to live with the poisonous waste. [node:read-more:link]

We need to get past the myth that everything significant on this continent began in 1788'

We also need to educate all 'Australians', especially young people, that discriminatory remarks, however casual, however apparently light-hearted, however off the cuff, have implications for other people's health.

Croakey post by Melissa Sweet, 30 June 2014 [node:read-more:link]

Rosie Fulton to be freed after 21 months in jail with no conviction

Finally: Rosie Anne Fulton, a diagnosed intellectually impaired First Nations woman who has been held in a West Australian jail without trial or conviction for 21 months, is to be moved to Alice Springs to be closer to her family.

Rosie Fulton

ABC John Stewart 25 June 2014 [node:read-more:link]

First Nation healers working to keep traditional medicine alive

In the Anangu Pitjintjatjara Yangkunjatjara lands in northern South Australia, Ngangkari healers work alongside doctors and medical staff in community clinics and hospitals, and often visit Adelaide to attend to Indigenous hospital patients.
 
In the mental health area their involvement in the care of Aboriginal people is even enshrined in state law, and Ngangkari deal with everything from childhood illnesses to loss of spirit.

Defend and Extend Medicare Campaign launched

The recent attempts by the Abbott led government to dismantle Australia's universal health care system – MEDICARE, is just the last in a long line of attempts by Liberal/National Party governments to destroy the Whitlam led Labor government's greatest reform – the introduction of a universal health care system that ensured all Australians had access to basic health care. [node:read-more:link]

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