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.
Management of indigenous Australians through welfare is nothing new. The cashless card merely the latest incarnation.
A new report has outlined the ineffectual governmental programs to curb youth suicide, as Australia is now home to an eye-opening, morbid statistic.