Opinion

Yes, we can close the gap in Indigenous health

By Ian Ring
Updated March 5 2020 - 11:01pm, first published February 25 2020 - 1:00pm

That "closing the gap" has been branded a failure should not come as a surprise. After all, it has been prosecuted in a magical world of self-achieving targets (in which no one asks what resources are required to achieve the targets), a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Implementation Plan which has no budget, and Commonwealth expenditure on health which is approximately half the needs-based requirements.

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