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‘We can’t wait another day’: Aboriginal groups call for radical change on suicide prevention

Professor Pat Dudgeon commented on the lack of action in response to the WA Coroner’s inquest into the deaths of 13 children and young people


Aboriginal groups across the remote Kimberley region say the Western Australian Government’s response to record suicide rates will do very little to save lives and must change.

The call for action comes almost 18 months after WA Coroner Ros Fogliani handed down her findings on the deaths of 13 young people in the region.

She made 42 recommendations to change what she called a dire situation for young Kimberley people in relation to suicide.


If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can contact your local Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation or

  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
  • Beyondblue 1300 22 46 36
  • Q Life 1800 18 45 27,
  • Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling 1800 01 10 46
  • The National Indigenous Critical Response Service 1800 80 58 01
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