CAAMA News 12-09-2016

12th Sep 2016

The Northern Territory's Chief Minister  Michael Gunner  says his his new Cabinet   which  is dominated by women  will immediately get down to business by implementing Labors  election commitments.Mr Gunner  says  the new  Labor Government is a watershed in Australian political history with over 60% of Cabinet positions now held by women.

 The Manager of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Alice Springs says while the rate of   sexual assaults on young  Aboriginal women is high, the exact number is unknown ...because  many young girls are too "shamed" to talk about them.

 While Suicide is  considered  a taboo subject for many .... World Suicide Prevention Day held at the weekend is working to  raise awareness and break down the stigma  withinin local communities.