In the Northern Territory the Tiwi Bombers Football Club has released a statement mourning the loss of one of their players.
“The Tiwi Bombers FC mourn the loss of a son, our playing groups and support staff have lost a brother, our Tiwi Bombers community loss of a family member,” the statement read.
“We send our love and prayers out to the families and friends of our beloved teammate.
“There’s no way to measure the impact this has and will continue to have on our club and wider Tiwi community, we will group together, we will stand by each other, we will support one another.”
The death of the man, who took his own life, marks the third death by suicide on the Tiwi Islands in just one week.
Meanwhile the community of Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land is in mourning this week following the death of a teenager who also died by suicide.
Labor MP Marion Scrymgour told media some form of change was long overdue for remote communities.
“We can’t keep doing this to communities,” she said.
It comes as new data shows the Northern Territory’s suicide rate has climbed to more than 50 per cent higher than the national average, with a rate of 20.5 lives lost per 100,000 people.
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