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Doctors call for target to close gap on Indigenous incarceration rates

Doctors are calling on the Turnbull government to set a national target for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous imprisonment rates.

The Australian Medical Association said on Wednesday that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who were less likely to have seen a GP or health service provider before being incarcerated, were often only diagnosed with chronic health conditions“, including mental health and substance abuse problems and cognitive disabilities, when they entered prison. 528 more words

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NACCHO Political alert :The injustice dealt to Indigenous people is a stain on our whole nation

“It’s best to start with the straight facts.

Half of the young people in juvenile detention are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 2% of our population makes up more than a quarter of our prison population. 4,785 more words

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Why We Can't Afford the Rich

Christmas stocking filler no 1…
Winner of the British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for 2015
Andrew Sayer
448 pages, published: 11 Nov 2015

“A timely and insightful guide to how the rich managed top shape a language and political agenda that suited their purposes just perfectly.” …

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Focus, funding and Aboriginal educators key to stopping Indigenous smoking scourge

Mr Knuth enrolled in an anti-smoking program at the Danila Dilba health centre in Darwin.He credited its success with it using Aboriginal people as the educators and health workers. 883 more words

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NACCHO Diabetes Day News: Australia delivers new national diabetes strategy 201

Australia delivers new national diabetes strategy 2016-2020

“A growing number of people with diabetes also had other chronic diseases – known as co-morbidities – and therefore a key theme of the strategy was to provide a seamless partnership between people with diabetes and their health and community care providers” 481 more words

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NACCHO NEWS ALERT : Kevin Rudd donates $100,000 to Closing the Gap Research

Kevin Rudd will contribute $100,000 to kickstart a fundraising campaign for a new position at the Australian National University to help meet Closing the Gap targets aimed at addressing indigenous disadvantage. 367 more words

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NACCHO Anti-Smoking NEWS: $10 million advertising campaign to reduce Indigenous smoking rates

Some $10m from the National Tobacco Campaign will target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with a new anti-smoking advertising campaign, Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash announced today. 195 more words

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