Employment and education opportunities are key to building self-esteem among young aboriginals to tackle the rapid increase in suicides, particularly in remote communities, according to WA Premier Colin Barnett and opposition leader Mark McGowan.
The Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet has put forward a proposal to amend the Tasmanian Constitution's preamble to recognise Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal Youth Suicide is a growing concern not only within Aboriginal communities, but the greater regions of WA. The inquiry was based on what more can be done to halt the worrying number of suicides among Aboriginal youth in Western Australia, particularly in remote communities, and to determine what resources have been set aside to tackle this crucial issue facing the State.
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