A high-level Roundtable discussion, held on May 3 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide in Darwin, Northern Territory, emphasised the need for local, Indigenous controlled responses to the escalating rates of suicide in the community.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement this week of a new trial aimed at reducing rates of incarceration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A new $28 million police station in Wadeye that will support a greater police presence in the community and surrounding districts has been officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today.
A discussion starter about end of life care, specifically developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, was launched at Parliament House by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt.
The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, will today launch the NDIA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy and Rural and Remote Strategy in Cairns.