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Closing The Gap On Indigenous Mental Health

Tuesday 17th March / presented by Em Burrows

One of the Government’s key reasons for closing remote indigenous communities is because of the expense and challenge of providing essential services in such remote locations.

The government claims Aboriginal people can be better served by concentrating services in larger centres – at lower expense to tax payers.

According to University of South Australia’s Dean of Aboriginal Scholarship, Engagement and Research Peter Buckskin, this claim doesn’t hold water.

Peter joined Em to discuss the mental health outcomes we can expect if the planned closures go ahead, and how people will cope with being forced to move to larger townships.

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