Warwick can do better for Indigenous services
WHEN Peter Boney was a child, he remembered being surrounded by uncles and cousins who were quick to give him a stern warning if he did something wrong.
“You wouldn’t do anything bad twice,” Mr Boney said.
Mr Boney finished Year 12 in Warwick before moving to Brisbane.
“I was the only one in my family to finish Grade 12,” he said.
Mr Boney returned to Warwick aged 24 and has spent the past 11 years working in the employment sector.
“I’ve lived in Brisbane and Warwick and I can see big differences in what indigenous teens have offered to them.”
Mr Boney said there was nothing that sprung to mind when he thought of what indigenous teens had to do with there time here.
“I know they tried to start an all men’s group a few years but it just didn’t take off because of a number of reasons, mainly funding.”
He went on to say indigenous health services were not yet perfect.
“Carbal is a service set up for indigenous people and I struggle to get an appointment,” he said.
“You’d think people with private health care don’t need to be using it.”