Journey continues to close the gap - Senator The Hon Fiona Nash

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5 September 2014

A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlights that while progress is being made, there is still a long way to go to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy, the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash said today.

Visiting the South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) in Bunbury (WA), Minister Nash welcomed the report’s finding that life expectancy at birth for Indigenous males and females had increased, and mortality rates for some chronic diseases had declined significantly.

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