Aus­tralia’s Abo­rig­i­nal life ex­pectancy gap widens

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

A RE­PORT has found that Aus­tralia has failed to close the gap be­tween the life ex­pectan­cies of its Abo­rig­i­nal and non-indige­nous peo­ple and the dif­fer­ence is widen­ing.

The re­port is­sued Thurs­day by lead­ers on the Close the Gap Cam­paign says that while Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple are liv­ing longer than they did when ef­forts to elim­i­nate the dis­crep­ancy be­gan, the life ex­pectancy of non-indige­nous peo­ple is in­creas­ing faster.

The gov­ern­ment promised in 2008 to elim­i­nate the gap in life ex­pectancy be­tween races by 2030.

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