Gap far from closed: ‘disappointing’ report card

The latest Closing the Gap: Progress and Priorities Report, released today, says progress will need to speed up considerably to meet the goal of equality in life expectancy by 2031, after little headway was made between 2006 and 2013. 

The life expectancy gap remains at about 10 years, reflecting high levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with undetected treatable and preventable chronic conditions as identified in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey

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