This freedom ride also aimed to highlight the social discrimination faced by aboriginal people and encourage aboriginal people themselves to resist discrimination contemporary issues the indigenous australian population is a mostly urbanised the indigenous population of australia is much younger than the non-indigenous. Aboriginal social problems are destroying the culture from within alcohol abuse is the number one problem in aboriginal communities because aboriginal people do not handle alcohol with any since of the damage it is doing to their mental capacity, bodies or culture , aboriginal flag, aboriginal health, aboriginal social problems.
Contemporary issues the indigenous australian population is a mostly urbanised demographic, but a substantial number (27% in 2002) live in remote settlements often located on the site of former church missions the health and economic difficulties facing both groups are substantial. Australian aboriginal peoples: survey of the history, society, and culture of the australian aboriginal peoples, who are one of the two distinct indigenous cultural groups of australia it is generally held that they originally came from asia via insular southeast asia and have been in australia for at least 45,000–50,000 years. There are many of social, political and economic issues affecting aboriginal and torres strait island people: health issues: aboriginal and torres strait islander people suffer greater health burdens compared to the non-aboriginal population.
For example, continual eye contact and questioning can make aboriginal people very uncomfortable and reluctant to revisit a service people in position of authority are often threatening to aboriginal people aboriginal issues social factors in the past anglo australian authority has intruded, questioned and judged aboriginal. Aboriginal family issues aboriginal people were denied the right to live by their own rules, to decide on their own policies they were denied the freedom to run their own economic and family life with such damaging historical records it is little wonder that social issues have become increasingly common within aboriginal society.
Australian aboriginal peoples, one of the two distinct groups of indigenous peoples of australia, the other being the torres strait islander peoples fish-trapping fence fish-trapping fence in north-central arnhem land, northern territory, australia. Indigenous people are avid social media users, and in fact, use social media at a higher rate than non-aboriginal people my study also revealed that indigenous people are using social media to seek and offer help for issues relating to suicide and self-harm australian indigenous health infonet wwwhealthinfonetecueduau. The australian bureau of statistics estimated the total resident indigenous population to be 458,520 in june 2001 (24% of australia's total), 90% of whom identified as aboriginal, 6% torres strait islander and the remaining 4% being of dual aboriginal and torres strait islander parentage. Challenges facing the indigenous community today, indigenous people today, aboriginal people and torres strait islanders, sose, year 6, wa challenges facing the indigenous community today the indigenous society in australia has suffered greatly in the past.
Due to the complex nature of the alcohol and domestic violence issue in the northern territory, proposed solutions are contentious however, there has recently been increased media attention to this problem names used by aboriginal australian people there are various other names from australian aboriginal languages commonly. Why aboriginal politics fail politicians are quick to propose ‘solutions’ or spend money, but to solve social and political issues they have to get out to aboriginal communities and listen to the affected people. Social factors prev contents next the complexities of aboriginal culture predetermine problems aboriginal people can have in dealing with service providers for example, continual eye contact and questioning can make aboriginal people very uncomfortable and reluctant to revisit a service.
The current challenges facing indigenous people in australia and the importance of rights redfern community centre friday night speakers speech by tom calma, aboriginal and torres strait islander social justice commissioner, 1 april 2005.
Aboriginal social problems are destroying the culture from within unfortunately in order for the aboriginal culture to survive there must be young men who become initiated in order that the laws and sacred stories can be passed on to them and then on again. In 2011, almost 670 000 aboriginal and torres strait islander people were living in australia around 3 per cent of the australian population by 2031, it is estimated that this number will exceed one million, with aboriginal and torres strait islander people comprising 39 per cent of the population. From a battle over an oil pipeline in the american mid-west to small australian communities fighting for survival, indigenous people are harnessing social media to take their stories global. Aboriginal and torres strait islander people suffer greater health burdens compared to the non-aboriginal population durie (1999) explained that the poor health status of aboriginal peoples is due to economic disadvantage, resource alienation and political oppression.
The aboriginal and torres strait islander social justice commissioner keeps the human rights issues facing australia’s first peoples before the australian parliament by preparing an annual social justice report and native title report he also promotes community understanding of and respect for the rights of aboriginal and torres strait. Research on the health of the australian population always concludes that indigenous people have the worst health status and highest mortality (death) rates since 1788, and the european introduction of disease to australia, the indigenous population has suffered greatly in terms of health.