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Woodside granted the right to disturb sacred Aboriginal sites near Broome

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THE West Australian government has sparked immediate protests after granting resources giant Woodside the right to disturb Aboriginal sacred sites as part of the proposed $40 billion James Price Point gas hub near Broome.
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Trauma, Transgenerational Transfer and Effects on Community Wellbeing

'This chapter focuses on how the effects of experiencing trauma are transmitted within and across generations, and how whole communities can be affected by a single experience of trauma by a single member of a community. The chapter introduces the reader to a selection of views and conceptions of trauma, theories of its transgenerational transfer, an explanation of the impact of lived or transferred trauma in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, and an overview of dysfunctional community syndrome. It also explores the links between unresolved childhood trauma and participation in violence, sexually inappropriate behaviour, and incarceration as adolescents and adults. The second part of the chapter discusses the challenges associated with working in Indigenous communities; it provides an example of a program that is achieving positive results through education and community empowerment, and an appreciation of the need to embed trauma-recovery in all facets of service provision.'

 

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Australia: Howard Knew Aborigines Had A Sovereignty Based Land Right - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

Australia: Howard Knew Aborigines Had A Sovereignty Based Land Right - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Former prime minister John Howard amended the Native Title Act to thwart Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia
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Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian Aboriginal communities

Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian Aboriginal communities | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
This research summary highlights the key findings of the Aboriginal Experiences of Racism survey undertaken in 2010-2011...

 

'........... in 2007 VicHealth published findings from a survey of 4,000 Victorians, the majority of whom supported a society that included people from different cultures. These conclusions were published in the More than Tolerance: Embracing diversity for health report.

 

Yet approximately one in 10 of those surveyed held views that were blatantly racist (e.g. ‘some groups are inferior to others’; ‘people from different ‘races’ should not marry’) and approximately one in three suggested that they did not tolerate certain ethnic differences (e.g. the belief that some groups do not fit into Australian society).

 

The Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) program was undertaken to ascertain the level of racism and its impacts on the mental health of Aboriginal Australians in selected local government areas and to trial new community interventions that addressed racism.

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