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Wilcannia - the town where life expectancy for Indigenous men is just 37 years of age!

Aboriginal-miseryIn the Northern Territory, Aboriginal males can only expect to live to 52 years of age. This is the average life span of the Northern Territory's Aboriginal males.

Thirty per cent of the Terrritory's population is comprised of Aboriginal peoples.

It is not much different in Western Australia. Recent academic research has found the Kimberley's Aboriginal people are ageing faster than the...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:21

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How can we assist Aboriginal youth overcome adversity? By emulating community programs we know work

Lisa-jackson-pulver 2009_grant_turnerDr Lisa Jackson Pulver is a highly respected Indigenous leader who is at the forefront in working with communities to overcome the disparity suffered, particularly by Indigenous youth. Dr Pulver is the inaugural Chair of Indigenous Health and is a Professor of Public Health at UNSW and a Director of Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit. Dr Pulver published an...

 

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