Consequences

Warning: anecdotal.

There has been a series of recent suicides in the Top End. I’m reliably informed via sources within the mental health service that community members have identified the Commonwealth intervention as a contributing factor. It makes sense from the perspective that the interventions may have further diminished peoples sense of ownership and control and increased that of arbitrary external control.

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One Response to “Consequences”

  1. The Piping Shrike Says:

    Whether the anecdotes are true, it can not be surprising that both the sweeping and unsubstantiated accusations of child abuse across the communities and the actions that have followed it, will be hurtful to most indigenous parents.

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