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Year 2017
Author(s) Hart.M, Moore.M, Laverty.M
Topic(s) Other |
Book/Journal The Medical Journal of Australia
Volume and Page Info 207 (1) : 11-12
Resource Type Publication
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Abstract

Better education may close the life expectancy gap by up to 12 years

In an inquiry into Indigenous health in 1979, the House Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs noted: “When innumerable reports on the poor state of Aboriginal health are released there are expressions of shock or surprise and outraged cries for immediate action. However, the reports appear to have no real impact and the appalling state of Aboriginal health is soon forgotten until another report is released”