Commission supporting Aboriginal health
On 12 April Community Education and Training Officer Stephen Goodall attended the annual Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Conference in Fremantle.
Providing community outreach from the Equal Opportunity Commission information stall, Steve said the event was well attended and a wonderful initiative by the Aboriginal Health Council of WA.
“Focus on Aboriginal health is vital for not only closing the gap, but improving equality and prosperity in Australia,” he said.
Steve said although all sessions were informative, he found the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service presentation, Our Spirit at Rest: Our People are Home, very interesting.
“Leslie-Ann Conway from Geraldton Regional AMS spoke about the importance of connection to traditional culture for Aboriginal people struggling with issues of substance abuse and domestic violence.
“As an Aboriginal man I found this session to be thought-provoking and something I feel my community should take seriously,” he said.