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April 08, 2004

How are we doing?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a long statistical document of "Indicators of Australia’s welfare" - which covers not government handouts, but welfare in the broadest sense of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion. The report finds that while Australian health is generally good, "Certain population groups experience disadvantage across multiple areas. In particular, compared with other Australians, Indigenous Australians have much poorer health, higher rates of injury-related deaths, are less likely to own their own home and more likely to be homeless. Similar constellations of disadvantage are experienced by Australians of low socioeconomic status." Read the full report at Posted by belinda at April 8, 2004 03:59 PM
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