National Talkblack 120919

National Talkblack 120919

On todays National Talkblack via NIRS – NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we had:

Jacob Ridgeway – R U OK – Community Ambassador – A National day of action and a reminder that every day is the right day to meaningfully connect with those around us and ask a question that could change a life, “Are you OK?”
This year, the national suicide prevention charity, R U OK? is urging all Australians to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut, and Ask, “Are you OK?” to support anyone who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Dennis Innes Vinnies QLD State President . Vinnies has launched a disaster appeal to help victims of the bushfires currently devastating communities across Queensland – and urged people to dig deep to help. Our volunteers and members are on the ground now helping people who have lost everything, as our emergency services battle more than 70 fires burning across the state.

The link to vote…/vinnies-disaster-appeal-qld

Martin Haskett Committee Member for Recognition in Anthem. It’s over 140 years old, but national anthem Advance Australia Fair has been rewritten by a group seeking recognition of Indigenous peoples in the Australian constitution. The lyrics have been tweaked by Recognition in Anthem, a committee of Australians who hope the changes to the national anthem will become official.

The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh – Labor Frontbencher and economist. An analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that the rate of Indigenous adults in prison has more than doubled since 1990 to 2,481 per 100,000 adults in 2018. “Indigenous Australians are more likely to be in jail than African-Americans,” the paper says. Almost a quarter of Indigenous men born in the 1970s have spent time in prison, while in Western Australia nine in 10 born in the same time have been arrested. This comes amongst overall climbing prison rates across all states and territories in Australia since about 1985.

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