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Why don’t Aboriginal suicides matter?

by Madelaine Dickie in OPINION

Dr Tracy Westerman is a proud Njamal woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Tracy is the Western Australia’s Australian of the Year for 2018, recognised for spending over two decades working to reduce the burden of mental ill health and suicide in Aboriginal communities. The deafening silence across this country following the latest coronial inquest into the suicide deaths of 13 young Aboriginal people in the Kimberley extended [...]

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To commemorate its 150th Anniversary, the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Foundation is commissioning CELEBRATE. CREATE. CONNECT: The RCH150 Aboriginal Art Project, a major artwork to be permanently installed within the hospital’s Parkville campus. The commission is offering $100,000 granted for an original public artwork by an Australian First Nations artist or artist collective.

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