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'PM has broken our hearts': Noel Pearson

Cape York leader, Noel Pearson, says Malcolm Turnbull has broken the hearts of Indigenous Australians by rejecting the Uluru Statement.
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Professor Patrick McGorry urges politicians and voters to act on mental health

Why, in this marathon election campaign, are we not hearing more about an issue that takes thousands of lives and costs the economy billions of dollars each year? The issue is mental health, and the question is being asked by many Australians, including Professor Patrick...
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Report reveals high costs of youth homelessness

A new study has found that youth homelessness is costing the health and justice systems more than $600 million a year. The study was done over four years and followed more than four hundred young homeless people during that time. One of the report authors...

Libraries providing spaces for homeless

Libraries can fall victim to some unfortunate misconceptions: piles of intimidating books and librarians anxious to keep the place quiet. But many libraries are actually providing an important social hub for many of Australia's homeless and other disadvantaged people. Libraries provide a lot of the...
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Big hopes for Indigenous recognition

A referendum on recognising Indigenous people in the constitution 'cannot and must not fail' according to the chair of a parliamentary inquiry into the issue. Liberal MP Ken Wyatt says a referendum should be held when it has the best chance of success, and he...