Little improvement in Indigenous life expectancy, report shows

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains about one decade, according to new statistics. The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) said that while health outcomes had improved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, they still remain below those of non-Indigenous Australians. The biennial report, published today, shows Indigenous males born between 2010 and 2012 have a life expectancy of 69.1 years, a decade less than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The latest Closing the Gap report shows the Government is not making progress in many areas of Indigenous disadvantage. The gap for…
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