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Title Indigenous disadvantage / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.10899915 Hea/Idi  DUE 11-08-20
Description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Issues in society ; v. 271
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 271
Summary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are among the most disadvantaged groups in Australian society. The health and wellbeing of the first Australians has long been a cause of grave concern and national shame for such an affluent, developed copuntry as Australia. Many remote communities in particular are blighted by a social epidemic of domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Recent government intervention in communities riddled with substance abuse, violence, sexual abuse, law and order problems and overcrowding only highlights some of the many shocking effects of this disadvantage. Has too little been done too late? This book examines the extent of breakdown in the key areas of health, housing, employment, justice and remote communities, and explores what is being done by governments and the Indigenous community to address these unacceptable levels of disadvantage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care.
Aboriginal Australians -- Public welfare.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Health and hygiene.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Government relations.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Medical care.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Public welfare.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Social conditions.
Author Healey, Justin.
ISBN 9781920801816 (paperback)