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Aboriginal health must be in Aboriginal hands

Monday, 3 November 2018


Aboriginal health must be in Aboriginal hands


Thirrili, in sync with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and allied health organisations, is outraged by the Western Australian Government's decision to bypass the peak Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) organisation in WA's south west - funding for Aboriginal residential rehabilitation beds for WA's south west has gone to a non-Indigenous provider


Adele Cox, Thirrili CEO calls for the West Australian Government to immediately redirect the funding to Wungening Aboriginal Corporation.

"How are our people supposed to go forward at a pace that can carry as many of us across the wellbeing line, if the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations are betrayed?"

"Are procurement policies, with protocols built around investment in Aboriginal led entities and Aboriginal workforces, only paper thin?"


Media contact: Adele Cox - 0488 033 417

Thirrili Ltd ACN 617 635 828

2/2 Bromham Place, Richmond Victoria

Ph: 03 8578 1415

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