Thursday, 22 September 2011

Indigenous women tell it straight about trouble at home

Jillian Gray has spent decades working in her Queensland community of Cherbourg to curb systemic alcohol abuse and family breakdowns. The 63-year-old support worker was yesterday one of 60 indigenous women who went to Canberra to tell Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and 26 other female parliamentarians what she believes is killing her community.

The visit is part of Oxfam's Straight Talk Summit, which intends to give female community leaders across Australia's indigenous townships access to female MPs.

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