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Good afternoon welcome to the program. It's a difficult topic and one not often discussed, but suicide is a serious problem in Australia and one that's becoming worse particularly in rural and remote areas. A disturbing report was released today looking at remote and rural area suicide in particular and it painting a disturbing picture. The rate of suicide is increasing in the bush and the report also raises some concerns questioning about whether current prevention strategies are working or not. Coming up on the program we will be talking to the minister for mental health Mark Butler about the findings in today's report and what the Government is