One thing the new government could do to reduce suicide would be to “re-position” itself in relation to the poker machine industry.
When talking about suicide carefully consider the words used.
On March 21, Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS) plans to rally outside Tanya Plibersek’s office in protest against Labor’s Stronger Futures legislation and the expansion of income management.
WATERLOO: The Factory Community Centre currently runs a program that is funded by the federal government under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Beyond Walls Outreach helps to reduce anti-social behaviour on the streets, through educational and diversionary outreach activities in the local area, engaging with substance misusers. Pilot funding is coming to an end (in January 2013), and the vicious cycle threatens to start up again.
The Aboriginal Justice Support Group of Action for World Development, which meets locally in Newtown, has been lobbying for justice for Australia’s Indigenous peoples for over 30 years. It recently nominated two inspiring Aboriginal women’s organisations for an award conferred by the Australian Human Rights Commission.