More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
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Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
Suicide is uncommon during pregnancy – it occurs more frequently when a pregnancy is over.
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The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Fiona Nash said she understood the suicide rate in Ireland went down during the referendum to legalise same-sex marriage.
Regardless of whether the suicide rate went down, it is far too blunt an instrument to measure the potential distress same-sex marriage debates cause for those in the LGBTI community.
Each suicide has a social, economic and cultural context. And unless these factors are considered alongside psychiatric care, steadily increasing suicide rates will not be curbed.
The rate of suicides in jails is increasing.
A few high-profile cases of jail inmates who committed suicide reveal only a fraction of the problem. NYU expert digs into why jail suicides may be on the rise -- again.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
The Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
Adolescents are at a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide after hearing about the suicide of a friend.
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Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform the distant idea of suicide into something very real.
With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over.
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The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
Media can influence our interpretation of suicide clusters.
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Media reporting can not only create a perception of suicide clusters on university campuses, but it can affect the suicide rate in subtle ways.
The possibility of a gun in a classroom may lead to fear in a learning environment
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Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.