The management of Australians through welfare is nothing new. Today’s cashless card is merely the result of what was already tested on our indigenous population.
The instances of suicide in First Nation communities is increasing with every passing year. But while the statistics are appalling, the human cost is far more than the headlines suggest.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
It’s been a decade since Kevin Rudd’s apology. However, the declining health of Indigenous Australians should be the issue discussed today.
A new report has outlined the ineffectual governmental programs to curb youth suicide, as Australia is now home to an eye-opening, morbid statistic.