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Call for government to act on Committee’s recommendations on Aboriginal youth suicide

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA and Youth Affairs Council of WA have called on the State Government to accept and immediately begin work on implementing the recommendations from an inquiry into Aboriginal youth suicide in remote areas. AHCWA and YACWA made a joint submission to the Education and Health Standing Committee inquiry, which was launched following the tragic suicide of a 10-year-old girl in the Kimberley. The Committee’s report, which was tabled in state parliament today, contains 44 recommendations, many of which focus on empowering Aboriginal people to address the issues in their communities. AHCWA Chairperson Michelle Nelson-Cox said the Kimberley region had one of the high

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