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ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate?

The Elders are using Aussie Rules to keep youth occupied and safe.

The report said that this is what happens when people live in poverty, as the Indigenous people do compared to the rest of Australians? Why?

Is it ‘out of sight out of mind’ by the regimes who are in control of the coffers?

This is a big problem when the regimes keep ignoring the situation that happens in these remote communities.

Wake up powers that be, start doing something about this problem. We don’t want any more suicides of youth or anyone else.

Paul Brecht, Maclean

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  1. It’s obvious you’re trying very hard with terms such as “regimes”(sic) and “powers that be” but the result is rather difficult and unpleasant to read.

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