Australia's First People - Their Social and Emotional Well-being

AustraliaAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make up 2.5 per cent of the Australian population and continue to suffer disproportionately from the consequences of European settlement. The life expectancy for Indigenous Australians is 10 years lower than that of other Australians; the death rates for Indigenous people are twice as high across all age groups; and intentional self-harm was the leading cause of death from external causes for Indigenous males between 2001 and 2005.1 Although definitive national data about the incidence and prevalence of mental health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is not available, it is clear there are enormous disparities in mental health outcomes for Indigenous people.

Australia's Aboriginals won land, now defend right to use it

AustraliaFor environmentalists, it doesn’t get much better than Australia’s Cape York Peninsula, a vast expanse of wetlands, tropical rainforest, savannah grasslands, and bone-white sand dunes, sheltering one-half of the country’s birds and one-third of its mammals.

Crews work to keep oil spill from Lake Michigan

Crews work to keep oil spill from Lake MichiganBATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Federal officials believe an oil spill that has contaminated a major Michigan river was larger than first estimated, and the governor is warning of a "tragedy of historic proportions" should the oil reach Lake Michigan some 80 miles away, and the vacation communities that depend on it.

The Environmental Protection Agency, which has taken control of efforts to contain and clean up the Kalamazoo River spill, said late Wednesday that it believes more than 1 million gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline into Talmadge Creek, which feeds the river. Enbridge Inc., the Canadian company that oversees the pipeline, had estimated that 819,000 gallons spilled Monday before they could stop the leak.

Kate Moss gets engaged in a ghostly affair- Hires a shaman to resolve the problem

Kate Moss gets engaged in a ghostly affair- Hires a shaman to resolve the problemSupermodel Kate Moss has recently come up with a strange notion- she thinks that her London home is haunted. In fact, this is one of the prime reasons why she has appointed shaman so as to get rid of the so called “evil energy”. We have come to know from a close source of Moss that Jamie"Kate moss" Hince, her has a staunch belief in the supernatural. In fact, it is he who persuaded her that a negative energy prevails in her house that needs to be removed by a shaman priest. She has finally come up with somebody who will be carrying out a ceremony for cleansing the place. Her house has been prone to several disasters in the last few months. In the month of May, the supermodel has lost one of her expensive painting and immediately after days later, sewage flooded into her kitchen. Her sauna has also leaked and it seems that she will be working on rewiring.

Aboriginal elder still connected firmly to his roots

Aboriginal elder still connected firmly to his rootsWaterford - After spending much of his life trying to improve the treatment of Australia's indigenous populations by mainstream society - at best incompetent and at worst barbaric - you'd think Bob Randall would be a broken man, embittered from years of struggle and disappointment.