Non-Indigenous Australians

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Indigenous Australian’s are no doubt disadvantaged in the Australian community, you only have to look at the facts and this becomes remarkably apparent right away. There are many contributing factors to these worrying statistics and this paper serves to explore some of those factors. Between 2008-2012 the mortality rate for infant Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal children was almost double that of Non-Indigenous Australians with a staggering 6.2 infant deaths per 1,000 compared to 3.7 for Non-Indigenous Australians (Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantages, 2014). Indigenous Australians between the years 2012-2013 were 4 times more likely to be hospitalised for a serious chronic condition when compared with Non-Indigenous Australians. Furthermore
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