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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2016-11-18

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265290

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/460807

Page content

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NEWS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NEWS 13 Its time for people to listen Jacinta Price speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday about domestic violence in indigenous communities Picture: AAP TOUGH TIMES IMPRISONMENT rates, substance misuse and psychological distress among indigenous Australians have worsened, a new report shows. The Productivity Commissions Overcoming indigenous Disadvantage report, released yesterday, also shows mortality rates for children and education and employment outcomes have improved in the decade to mid-2015. But the jail rate has risen by 77 per cent over the past 15 years and the hospitalisation rate related to self harm is up by 56 per cent over the past decade. Overall, despite some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, outcomes have stagnated or worsened in other areas since the last report two. Commission chair Peter Harris said it was encouraging to see improvement over the last decade in rates of Year 12 completion. But alarmingly the national imprisonment rate has increased 77 per cent over the last 15 years, and hospitalisation rates for self-harm have increased by 56 per cent over the last decade, he said.


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