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    Dec 2, 2013


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      From: WGAR News <wgar.news@...>
      Date: 3 December 2013 10:39
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer
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      WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!:
      Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

      Newsletter date: 3 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/02/wgar-news-wa-government-supports-end-to-suicide-crisis-but-ironically-cuts-funding-the-st

      Contents:

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!
      * NACCHO Aboriginal suicide prevention: Black Dog Institute launches app to try to save lives
      * Background to Suicide and Self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing
      * ABC Radio National - Breakfast: Northern Territory's hardline eviction policy raises concerns [Featuring Mychelle Curran, Jonathon McCarthy & David Havercroft]
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Thousands of children evicted - nowhere to go


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      WA GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS END TO SUICIDE CRISIS
      BUT IRONICALLY CUTS FUNDING!



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      WA Government supports end to suicide crisis but ironically cuts funding!

      http://thestringer.com.au/wa-government-supports-end-to-suicide-crisis-but-ironically-cuts-funding/
      15 Nov 13: "A motion has been passed unanimously by the
      Western Australian State Government for a new focus on the
      suicide epidemic blighting Western Australia. WA has the
      highest rates of suicide in the nation with the crisis
      particularly throughout the Kimberley region, but at the
      same time funding to evidence-based community driven
      programs to fight suicide have been cut. Kimberley
      parliamentarian, Kija woman Josie Farrer has been
      consistently outspoken about the need for more to be done
      to save lives. Ms Farrer has also lost a grandchild to
      suicide, only a a few years ago." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * NACCHO ABORIGINAL SUICIDE PREVENTION:
      BLACK DOG INSTITUTE LAUNCHES APP TO TRY TO SAVE LIVES



      - News

      NACCHO Aboriginal suicide prevention:
      Black Dog Institute launches app to try to save lives

      [NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
      http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/11/18/naccho-aboriginal-suicide-prevention-black-dog-institute-launches-app-to-try-to-save-lives/
      18 Nov 13: "Consider the FACTS
      * Indigenous suicide rates five times higher than non-indigenous youth
      * New mobile app designed to provide culturally-relevant psychological care
      * Clinical trial launched by Yawuru man Patrick Dodson in Broome"


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


      Last updated: 11 November 2013

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


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      FAMILY OF 15 ARE BEING EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME
      BY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing

      http://thestringer.com.au/family-of-15-are-being-evicted-from-their-home-by-department-of-housing/
      29 Nov 13: "In Western Australia, the high drama of
      families being tossed on to the streets continues because
      of the controversial three-strikes-behaviour management
      policy -  another large family about to be evicted. ...
      there are young children; infants and toddlers. The hard
      line three-strikes rule introduced only 18 months ago has
      seen a huge rise in evictions - more than double.
      Aboriginal families are disproportionately hit, but
      everyone, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, is suffering, and
      with a significant proportion of those evicted finishing
      up homeless." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * ABC RADIO NATIONAL - BREAKFAST:
      NORTHERN TERRITORY'S HARDLINE EVICTION POLICY RAISES CONCERNS
      [FEATURING MYCHELLE CURRAN, JONATHON MCCARTHY & DAVID HAVERCROFT]


      - Audio

      ABC Radio National - Breakfast:
      Northern Territory's hardline eviction policy raises concerns

      Presented by Fran Kelly; Reporter Cathy Van Extel
      http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/northern-territorys-hardline-eviction-policy-raises-concerns/5084894
      12 Nov 13: "The Northern Territory Government has been
      accused of fast-tracking evictions in order to sell off
      public housing stock. As Matt O'Neil writes, there has
      been a blowout in the number of vacant housing commission
      homes in Alice Springs, despite a long waiting list.
      Indigenous and social welfare advocates have raised
      concerns about an increase in public housing evictions in
      Alice Springs, which could leave many people homeless. ...
      Guests:
      * Mychelle Curran, Deputy Chief Executive,
      NT Department of Housing
      * Jonathon McCarthy, Senior civil lawyer,
      Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service
      * David Havercroft, Central Australia Policy Officer,
      Northern Territory shelter"


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN EVICTED
      - NOWHERE TO GO



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Thousands of children evicted - nowhere to go
      http://thestringer.com.au/thousands-of-children-evicted-nowhere-to-go/
      18 Nov 13: "Recently in Western Australia, an 86-year-old
      grandmother, an Aboriginal lady, was threatened with
      eviction for non-payment of a state-housing water bill. Her
      eviction has only been stalled by the intervention of
      Kimberley parliamentarian, Kija woman Josie Farrer.
      Recently, two Perth families, once again Aboriginal, with
      9 children and 11 children were evicted from their homes.
      Western Australian State Governments have a bent for
      mandatory laws – such as the three-strikes
      behaviour-management policy for state-housing residents.
      Thousands of children have been evicted, but where do
      they go to?" By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist

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