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Aboriginal youth wellbeing

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The Government is committed to improving the wellbeing of young Aboriginal people in WA. Government agencies will work together, alongside the Aboriginal community, to create the economic, social and cultural conditions to help young Aboriginal people thrive.

The Government’s approach to Aboriginal youth wellbeing is being led by the Deputy Premier, the Hon Roger Cook MLA, with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet providing support to coordinate effort.


The WA Government’s response to the 2016 former Education and Health Standing Committee report: Learnings from the message stick: The report of the Inquiry into Aboriginal youth suicide is now available.

Message Stick Response Final 4 July 2018 (PDF - 591 KB)


For further information, please contact DPC’s Aboriginal Policy and Coordination Unit:

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.