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WA suicide support team attends 17 Indigenous deaths in three months - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

16.3.16

WA suicide support team attends 17 Indigenous deaths in three months - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion confirmed the deaths.

"We have so far tragically in the last three months, attended 17 suicides of Aboriginal people in WA," he said.

"It's been a tough week for all of us... losing a 10-year-old girl in Western Australia. All Australians just shake our heads. How can this happen?"

The 17 deaths have occurred in centres across the state, but the ABC understands the highest rates have been in the Goldfields and Kimberley.

Senator Scullion said the pilot program, which started in December last year, gave immediate support to affected families.


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