CAAMA news 21-05-14

21st May 2014

CAAMA news team: Mikaela Simpson, Paul Wiles, Justin Fenwick, Lorena Walker, Damien Williams

An expert in trauma and grief says Australians need to take on board the UN Declaration on the rights of the child if it hopes to address or indeed turn around alarming levels of self-harm and suicide of its young people.

The flow on effects of a $7 increase to see a doctor will have a greater impact on people living in regional and remote areas according to the National Rural Health Alliance.

An Aboriginal leader from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales has stressed the importance and ongoing daily significance of connection to country.