Friday, July 08, 2016

Extraordinary Election for Indigenous Australia

Lynda Burney and Bill Shorten
NEWS: It’s been an extraordinary election for Indigenous Australia, with five MPs set to take seats in the new parliament, regardless of who forms government. Australian National University political expert Jill Sheppard says the proportion of MPs bound for Canberra is almost representative of the general population — and good news for Indigenous Australians.

NEWS: The next Federal government — regardless of which political party it comes from — must act swiftly to address the alarming suicide rates of Indigenous people in WA’s Kimberley. That's the call from the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre (KALACC) in WA’s north, a region where the suicide rate is among the highest in the world.

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