Book Chapter

Health determinants and educational outcomes for indigenous children

I Anderson, JG Lyons, JN Luke, HS Reich

Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families | Published : 2017

Abstract

Each year the Australian Federal Parliament releases the annual report for the "Close the Gap" (CTG) Campaign, which addresses the disadvantage faced by Indigenous Australians in life expectancy, child mortality, education and unemployment (Australian Government 2009). The first report in 2009 was a response to the development of a bold agenda for transformational change for Australia's First Peoples. The Council of Australian Governments had committed to six new headline targets, encompassing health, education and employment. Every year there is a ritual performance in which the government of the day shines the torch on the incremental improvement in Indigenous targets, while its critics po..

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