Suicides

NSW Bar Association calls for a new approach to Aboriginal imprisonment

ABORIGINAL INCARCERATION

The Bar Association of NSW's submission to a Law Reform Commission inquiry into First Nations incarceration calls for a new approach to sentencing which takes into account the deprivation and disadvantage inherent in an individual's Aboriginal background. The association also calls for an end to mandatory sentences, which make it impossible for courts to make any allowance for such disadvantage in their decisions. The rate at which Aboriginal people end up in jail is appalling and in NSW last year Aboriginal people were 3 per cent of the population, but 24 per cent of the prison population. Read more about NSW Bar Association calls for a new approach to Aboriginal imprisonment

The invisibility of young peoples voices in the Don Dale royal commission’s interim report

Mick Gooda and Margaret White - Northern Territory Youth Detention Royal CommissionersNorthern Territory Youth Detention Royal Commissioners Mick Gooda and Margaret White
(The Australian)

Young people’s voices are all but invisible in the Don Dale royal commission’s interim report
By Thalia Anthony
Associate Professor in Law, University of Technology Sydney
6 April 2017 Read more about The invisibility of young peoples voices in the Don Dale royal commission’s interim report

Are Aboriginal mothers too scared to ask for help in case it results having their children stolen?

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

First Nations elders launch a campaign to tackle youth suicide

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