13 trends that show the good, the bad and the ugly of Indigenous health
The health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is narrowing in some measures but remains wide — even widening — in others, according to a Productivity Commission report.
Key findings of Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report:
The good news
- Infant mortality rates have more than halved in under-one-year-olds, dropping from 14 to five deaths per 1000 live births.
- The life