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Safety and Wellbeing

We all want to live in a community where we feel safe. It’s our right.

Making sure Australian laws are followed in all communities across the country and reducing the rates of crime, violence and substance abuse will achieve real results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • Increase the number of programmes and services in communities to reduce violence
  • Assist more organisations to provide Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug treatment services and activities
  • Make low aromatic unleaded fuel available in more places. For more information visit www.lowaromaticunleaded.gov.au

Having a safe community to live in is critical to closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It makes other important things possible, like getting kids to school, helping them achieve good results, and getting adults into jobs.

Recent stories

Balding man in black t-shirt in foreground with office furniture and windows in the background.
14 Sep 2017

Recognised more often as the funny guy on Black Comedy, Steven Oliver turns to a very serious message to share in his other role as an R U OK? Day Ambassador.

A sign reading “Danger Asbestos” attached to a gate with a background of red dirt and dry grass.
16 Aug 2017

The Australian Government is funding asbestos eradication projects, including one run in conjunction with the Northern Territory Government to send licensed asbestos removalists to remote communities.

A woman in a grey dress and colourful tights and a man in white shirt and blue trousers stand in front of a painted fence featuring a face, a bicycle and other designs of blue, green, red, yellow and purple.
29 Jun 2017

The outlook for kidney disease sufferers in the Western Desert has improved because of changes to the recruiting process and retention of specialist renal nurses.

Contacts

Many different organisations and government agencies are working with communities to achieve real results in safety and wellbeing. Visit the websites below to find out more: