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26865[WGAR-news] Australia: CAAMA's Lorena Walker interviews Marianne Mackay about Aboriginal children who are in care of the state in WA

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    Oct 8, 2013
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      CAAMA's Lorena Walker interviews Marianne Mackay
      about Aboriginal children who are in care of the state in WA


      Newsletter date: 9 October 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/08/wgar-news-caama-interviews-marianne-mackay-about-aboriginal-children-in-care-of-the-state

      Contents:

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia's Aboriginal suicide epidemic - Whose child will be the next to die?
      * Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

      * CAAMA's Lorena Walker interviews Marianne Mackay about Aboriginal children who are in care of the state in WA
      * Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT

      * The Wire: A culturally safe health system for everyone [Featuring Dr Tammy Kimpton, President of AIDA]
      * NACCHO Aboriginal Health News: Trust, integrity and respect confirmed as cornerstones of effective Indigenous engagement
      * NACCHO Aboriginal Health News: Cancer risk greater for Indigenous Australians-AIHW report download
      * CAAMA: Diabetes expert calls for bigger Aboriginal health workforce

      * CAAMA interview with Felicity Graham from the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service about the High Court decision
      * Natasha Boddy, The West Australian: Warning on mentally ill held in jails
      * Natasha Boddy, The West Australian: Banksia Hill rioter wins appeal
      * Background to Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINAL SUICIDE EPIDEMIC
      - WHOSE CHILD WILL BE THE NEXT TO DIE?



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Australia's Aboriginal suicide epidemic
      - Whose child will be the next to die?

      http://thestringer.com.au/australias-aboriginal-suicide-epidemic-whose-child-will-be-the-next-to-die/
      4 Oct 13: "Aboriginal people are killing themselves at the
      world’s highest rates. Why? Premature deaths in Aboriginal
      Australia are a way of life, mourning and grief a common
      occurrence, and far too many Aboriginal communities have
      come to accept the deaths as their lot, refusing to speak
      about them. Why? Despite the general quiet and acceptance
      of death and grief in Aboriginal communities there is
      however a rise in Aboriginal voices calling for change.
      The horror of dramatic disproportionate rates of suicide
      for Aboriginal peoples is played out the world over but
      Australia’s Aboriginal peoples are at the top of this
      tragic list." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * BACKGROUND TO SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM
      IN ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES:


      Last updated: 5 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/background-to-suicide-and-self-harm-in-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-communities


      * CAAMA'S LORENA WALKER INTERVIEWS MARIANNE MACKAY
      ABOUT ABORIGINAL CHILDREN WHO ARE IN CARE OF THE STATE IN WA



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Marianne Mackay from Western Australia talks on CAAMA

      http://caama.com.au/marianne-mackay-from-western-australia-talks-on-caama
      7 Oct 13: "Youth justice advocate and law student Marianne
      Mackay shares her views on Aboriginal children who are in
      care of the state in Western Australia. Marianne talks to
      Lorena Walker about the Department of Child Protection in
      WA."


      * BACKGROUND TO 'KEEPING THEM HOME':
      CAMPAIGN AGAINST FORCED ABORIGINAL ADOPTION IN THE NT


      Last updated: 29 September 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-keeping-them-home-campaign-against-forced-aboriginal-adoption-in-the-nt-aus


      * THE WIRE:
      A CULTURALLY SAFE HEALTH SYSTEM FOR EVERYONE
      [FEATURING DR TAMMY KIMPTON, PRESIDENT OF AIDA]



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire: A culturally safe health system for everyone
      Produced by Eduardo Jordan

      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10898
      4 Oct 13: "The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
      kicked off its annual symposium in Canberra by taking on
      the big issues. The theme Beyond Cultural Awareness is
      about working towards a culturally safe health system. The
      number of Indigenous doctors has increased and it is
      expected to continue growing in the following years.
      Seeing a GP who understands their background will help
      give indigenous patients more confidence to seek medical
      help. ...
      Featured in story: Dr Tammy Kimpton - President of AIDA and GP"


      * NACCHO ABORIGINAL HEALTH NEWS:
      TRUST, INTEGRITY AND RESPECT
      CONFIRMED AS CORNERSTONES OF EFFECTIVE INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT



      - News

      NACCHO Aboriginal Health News:
      Trust, integrity and respect confirmed as
      cornerstones of effective Indigenous engagement

      [NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
      http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/10/04/naccho-aboriginal-health-news-trust-integrity-and-respect-confirmed-as-cornerstones-of-effective-indigenous-engagement/
      4 Oct 13: "Relationships built on trust, integrity and
      respect are crucial for effective engagement with
      Indigenous communities, according to two papers released
      today on the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse website.
      Engaging with Indigenous Australia-exploring the conditions
      for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander communities reviews the evidence on
      engagement and outlines the conditions required for
      effective engagement."


      * NACCHO ABORIGINAL HEALTH NEWS:
      CANCER RISK GREATER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
      - AIHW REPORT DOWNLOAD



      - News

      NACCHO Aboriginal Health News:
      Cancer risk greater for Indigenous Australians
      -AIHW report download

      [NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
      http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/10/03/naccho-aboriginal-health-news-cancer-risk-greater-for-indigenous-australians-aihw-report-download/
      3 Oct 13: "Indigenous Australians being approximately 50%
      more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous
      Australians....with lung cancer at the top of the rankings.
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher
      rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths than
      non-Indigenous Australians, according to a report released
      today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
      (AIHW) and Cancer Australia. Cancer in Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: an overview is
      the first comprehensive summary of cancer statistics for
      Indigenous Australians."


      * CAAMA:
      DIABETES EXPERT CALLS FOR BIGGER ABORIGINAL HEALTH WORKFORCE



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Diabetes expert calls for bigger Aboriginal health workforce !

      http://caama.com.au/diabetes-expert-calls-for-bigger-aboriginal-health-workforce
      3 Oct 13: "A world expert in the field of diabetes has
      added his voice to calls for a a more ” basic grass roots
      workforce” of Aborignal community health  workers ....
      which can help drive major lifestle changes for their people.
      Professor Paul Zimmet.......Director Emeritus of the Baker
      IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute lead the first national
      diabetes and obesity study in Australia and is widely
      recognized for his studies into type 2 diabetes and obesity
      in Indian and Pacific Ocean populations as well as the role
      of socio-cultural change."


      * CAAMA INTERVIEW WITH FELICITY GRAHAM
      FROM THE NSW ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE
      ABOUT THE HIGH COURT DECISION



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      High Court ruling sends important message
      - but we’re still behind Canada !

      http://caama.com.au/high-court-ruling-sends-important-message-but-were-still-behind-canada
      3 Oct 13: "The Australian High Court has ruled that
      Aboriginal disadvantage does not diminish or decrease over
      time... and that it has to be considered in sentencing
      processes regardless of how many times a defendant has
      appeared before a court. Felicity Graham from the NSW
      Aboriginal Legal Service says she hopes the the High Court
      decision will be an important message for sentencing
      courts about the importance of taking into account the
      background of aborignal offenders."


      See:

      WGAR News: Indigenous imprisonment rates: Australia needs better sentencing:
      Louise Taylor, The Guardian
      [About the High Court finding] (6 Oct 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/05/wgar-news-indigenous-imprisonment-rates-australia-needs-better-sentencing-the-guardian


      * NATASHA BODDY, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
      WARNING ON MENTALLY ILL HELD IN JAILS



      - News

      The West Australian: Warning on mentally ill held in jails
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/19282867/warning-on-mentally-ill-held-in-jails/
      7 Oct 13: "Limited bed space in the State's only
      high-security unit for the mentally ill is forcing
      vulnerable prisoners to be kept in jails instead of
      centres that can address their needs, the WA Mentally
      Impaired Accused Review Board chief has warned. Robert
      Cock praised the State Government's decision to build two
      declared places for people who cannot stand trial but said
      the disability justice centres would cater only for
      cognitively impaired accused - about half the number of
      people the board managed. "It would be disastrous for the
      mentally ill accused to be forgotten," ... "
      Natasha Boddy, The West Australian


      * NATASHA BODDY, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
      BANKSIA HILL RIOTER WINS APPEAL



      - News

      The West Australian: Banksia Hill rioter wins appeal
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/19280392/banksia-hill-rioter-wins-appeal/
      7 Oct 13: "A teenager given two months detention for
      breaking a fan and smashing a window during the Banksia
      Hill riot has won an appeal against his sentence because of
      harsh conditions he faced in an adult jail. Lawyers for the
      teenager, who was 15 at the time of the January riot at the
      juvenile detention centre, argued his sentence was
      manifestly excessive, failed to consider the harshness of
      conditions he faced at Hakea Prison and was inconsistent
      with sentences given to other offenders. In a decision
      published last week, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall
      allowed the teenager's appeal ... "
      Natasha Boddy, The West Australian


      * BACKGROUND TO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT,
      ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND
      ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY:


      Last updated: 6 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody

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