Winner of the 2015 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award, the Mornington Island Restorative Justice Project is having a profound effect on the Gulf of Queensland community.
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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.
The Galiwinku Night Patrol team recently went beyond the call of duty, working dusk to dawn seven nights a week helping to contain a recent spike in fuel sniffing within their community.
The launch of the Torres Strait and Kaurareg Aboriginal Peoples’ Healing Strategy is a vital step towards addressing the colonisation-related trauma affecting Torres Strait communities.
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: