How the major parties’ Indigenous health commitments stack up

A look at their promises reveals some signs of hope, but also plenty of room for improvement

Eleven years after Australia adopted the Closing the Gap strategy, many pressing First Nations health issues remain unresolved.

Indigenous health

The gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy, currently 10.8 years for men and 10.6 years for women, is actually widening.

Similarly, the target to close the gap between