Indigenous suicide rate should be addressed with action, not 'talkfests', Fiona Stanley says

Former Australian of the Year Fiona Stanley says action, not more inquiries or summits, is what's needed to address the escalating Indigenous suicide rate.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked Health Minister Sussan Ley to host a summit on the issue in the Kimberley in northern Western Australia and a coronial inquest into the issue has been planned.

Just under a decade ago, Professor Stanley gave extensive evidence to a previous coronial inquest into Indigenous suicides in the Kimberley.

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