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    NACCHO praises release of FPDN 10 point plan for Aboriginal people with a disability Newsletter date: 22 May 2013 This newsletter:
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      "NACCHO praises release of FPDN 10 point plan for Aboriginal people with a disability"

      Newsletter date: 22 May 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/22/wgar-news-naccho-praises-release-of-fpdn-10-point-plan-for-aboriginal-people-with-a-disab


      * NACCHO praises release of FPDN 10 point plan for Aboriginal people with a disability
      * NACCHO chair welcomes Professor Kerry Arabena as the newly appointed Chair of Indigenous Health
      * SBS Radionews: Indigenous suicide summit in Perth
      * Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

      * CAAMA Radio: Interview with Rod Little, a Director of the National Congress of Australia's First People
      * CAAMA Radio: "Huge attitude change needed" to recognise Indigenous rights
      * Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples


      - Media Release

      NACCHO press release:
      NACCHO praises release of FPDN 10 point plan for
      Aboriginal people with a disability.

      20 May 13: "Access to DisabilityCare critical for Aboriginal people
      Measures to increase awareness of the benefits of
      DisabilityCare Australia within Aboriginal communities and
      establish targets to improve access to disability services
      are both welcome given the high numbers of Aboriginal
      people living with disabilities.
      * 50% of Aboriginal people have some form of disability or
      long term health condition (ABS 2011 Disability and Carers
      * This prevalence of disability is more than twice that of
      the non-indigenous Australians.
      The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health
      Organisation (NACCHO) Chair Justin Mohamed (pictured
      below) today praised the 10 point plan developed by the
      First People’s Disability Network (FPDN pictured above) )
      which would use peer to peer methods to get the message
      to communities about how DisabilityCare can improve their
      lives. ... "


      - Media Release

      NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts:
      NACCHO chair welcomes Professor Kerry Arabena as the
      newly appointed Chair of Indigenous Health

      13 May 13: "Mr Justin Mohamed, Chair of NACCHO representing
      over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health
      Organisations throughout Australia today welcomed the
      annoucement that Professor Kerry Arabena has been appointed
      Chair of Indigenous Health at the Melbourne School of
      Population and Global Health ...
      Strong, charismatic and decisive leadership within
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is
      something Kerry Arabena identifies as crucial to improving
      Indigenous health outcomes in Australia.
      "Since 1970, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      have taken our rightful place in discussions about health
      service delivery, the health and wellbeing of families and
      the positive transformation of our communities," she says. ...
      A descendant of the Meriam People of the Torres Strait,
      Professor Arabena is the first Torres Strait Islander
      woman to achieve and receive a professorial position. She
      has had many senior appointments: ... it was announced in
      April that Professor Arabena would be taking on the role
      of Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander Health Equality Council. ... "


      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Indigenous suicide summit in Perth
      By Ryan Emery & Kristina Kukolja
      21 May 13: "A summit on Indigenous suicide in Western
      Australia has been held in Perth. The summit was organised
      by the Dumbartung Aboriginal corporation, which says the
      Noongar community is deeply concerned about what they say
      is a spike in suicide rates -- particularly among young
      people. Kristina Kukolja asked West Australian correspondent
      Ryan Emery who attended."

      - Related News

      ABC: Aboriginal advocates warn of youth suicide spike
      21 May 13: "More than 100 people including Indigenous
      leaders and government representatives are attending a
      crisis meeting to discuss a spike in Aboriginal youth
      suicides. Aboriginal leaders have described the alarming
      number of suicides, ... as an issue "tearing their hearts
      apart." They are calling for urgent action to address the
      problem. Mental Health Commissioner Eddie Bartnik and
      Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda are among those
      attending the meeting at Clontarf. Noongar elder Margaret
      Culbong says the suicide epidemic is frightening and more
      culturally appropriate services are urgently needed."

      - Past Event

      Event: Tue 21 May 2013: Waterford, Perth, WA
      Stop the Suicides in Our Community Now!
      "The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation calls for
      all members of the Nyoongah community and organisations
      to stand up strong against the ongoing epidemic
      and spates of suicide in our Nyoongah community."
      Event details: http://allianceaustrale.org/Dumbartung/CommunityNote.html
      Event details: http://allianceaustrale.org/Dumbartung/SuicideMediaRelease.html
      News: Dumbartung convenes Suicide Crisis Summit: http://thestringer.com.au/dumbartung-convenes-suicide-crisis-summit/
      News: Alarm over Indigenous suicide in WA: http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/264404/Alarm-over-Indigenous-suicide-in-WA
      News: Dumbartung calls suicide prevention summit: http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29153/Dumbartung-calls-suicide-prevention-summit.html


      - Analysis

      The Stringer: A nation turns its back on its children
      20 May 13: "Ear disease is ravaging the lives of a
      generation of Aboriginal children and destroying their
      chances of an education, but Australia has decided that it
      doesn’t want to know. ... Kong [ear, nose and throat
      surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong] wants to raise
      the profile of Indigenous ear disease with the Australian
      public, and put it at the centre of every politician’s
      mind. However, with government still unaware or unwilling
      to investigate the social ramifications and extent of
      otitis media, he still has a long way to go. So far,
      Australia is not listening."

      The Stringer: Why are more prisoners dying from 'natural causes'?
      20 May 13: "Deaths from natural causes have become the most
      frequent cause of death in Australian prisons. ... "I have
      deep concerns about the attribution of manner and cause of
      death and therefore about the classification of deaths in
      custody," said Georgatos. "There is nothing natural about a
      person dying of causes that basic medical intervention
      could prevent. More than 50 per cent of Aboriginal folk who
      die in prison are classified as natural cause deaths but
      maybe what has occurred is that medical attention wasn’t
      flagged or their insulin dependency was not given proper
      care or they were maltreated or neglected.""

      The Stringer: Dementia in Aboriginal peoples
      16 May 13: "A breakthrough study has made the startling
      revelations that Aboriginal peoples are three times more
      likely to suffer dementia than non-Aboriginal Australians.
      The three year Koori Growing Old Well study delved into a
      cross-section of urban and regional NSW Aboriginal
      communities. The myriad hardships and ailments that
      Aboriginal peoples endure are not only standalone risk
      factors to their health but contribute, as stressors, to
      the bringing of dementia. Risk factors that may contribute
      to dementia include high blood pressure, obesity, smoking
      and diabetes. All these factors may damage the brain."

      The Stringer: 12 to a house!
      16 May 13: "Homelessness and overcrowding in Australia is
      on the rise and once again Aboriginal peoples have to deal
      with the grossly disproportionate brunt. ... The ABS data
      reveals that 21,000 of the 41,370 people living in severely
      crowded homes are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      peoples - and the majority, 71 per cent, live in the remote
      regions of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and
      Queensland. ... The average number of Aboriginal peoples to
      dwellings is twelve."

      - Video

      SBS World News: Cotton pesticide 'impacting on people's health'
      Source: Jeremy Geia, NITV News
      17 May 13: "Communities in the cotton-growing region of
      north-western New South Wales are calling for a review of
      pesticides used by the industry and their potential impacts
      on health. Locals in Boggabilla are reporting a rise in
      cancer-related deaths and disorders. ... "We have possibly
      over 20 Aboriginal families here in Moree with Spina Bifida
      children. We have I would suggest the same amount in
      numbers with Cerebral Palsy children - the autistic rate I
      think there's 9-10 Aboriginal families with autistic
      children," said local Lyall Munro."

      - Audio Interviews

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      "Non-recognition in the Australian Consitution continues to
      impact Aboriginal well-being"

      14 May 13: "An Aboriginal health researcher says the
      non-recognition of Aboriginal and Islander Australians in
      the Australian Constitution continues to impact negatively
      on their mental health and wellbeing. Chris Lawrence, a
      researcher at the George Institute for Global Health and
      Sydney University who has worked with a number of
      Aboriginal health services across the country, says he
      believes constitutional recognition has the capacity to
      transform how Aboriginal and Islander peoples see
      themselves. Mr Lawrence, a Noongar man originally from
      Western Australia says ... "

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Chris Lawrence:
      "Aboriginal Health and the Australian Consitution:
      How do we fix them both?"

      7 May 13: "Researcher Chris Lawrence from Whadjuk Country
      in Western Australia has recently had an editorial
      submission titled "Aboriginal health and the Australian
      Constitution: How do we fix them both?" published in the
      Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2013
      Vol. 37 No. 2. Mikaela Simpson talks to him on the program."

      SBS Radionews: Call to improve Indigenous midwife access
      By Biwa Kwan
      7 May 13: "The federal and state governments are being
      urged to improve access to midwives in remote Indigenous
      communities. ... The Australian College of Midwives is
      calling on the federal and state governments to improve
      access to midwives in remote Indigenous communities. The
      College says research shows Aboriginal mothers are up to
      five times more likely to die during childbirth compared
      to non-Indigenous women. It says their babies are also up
      to two to three times more likely to die during childbirth.
      The College's president Sue Kruske explained to Biwa Kwan
      the reasons behind this."

      - News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Midwives important despite lack of numbers

      13 May 13: "By NIRS/CBAA: A Sydney-based Indigenous midwife
      says it’s important for mothers to be able to connect with
      their midwives. ... Leona McGrath, from the Rhodanthe
      Lipsett Trust, told CBAA says it’s appalling there are so


      WGAR News:
      The Wire: Indigenous midwives; Why we need more
      (8 May 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/07/wgar-news-barb-shaw-shares-her-thoughts-on-income-management-caama-radio

      * CAAMA RADIO:

      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Rod Little drops into CAAMA Radio

      8 May 13: "Rod Little, a Director of the National Congress
      of Australia’s First People, speaks to Paul Wiles in the
      CAAMA studio’s this morning."

      * CAAMA RADIO:

      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      "Huge attitude change needed" to recognise Indigenous rights

      13 May 13: "The Director of the National Congress of
      Australia’s First Peoples says a huge attitudinal change is
      needed across Australian society, to recognise the United
      Nations rights of Indigenous Peoples. Rod Little says the
      National Congress has called on the Australian Government
      to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the
      Rights of Indigenous Peoples and put the information out
      for the Australian public to have a conversation about it."


      Last updated: 5 May 2012


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