Closing the Gap targets on Indigenous life expectancy, suicide and incarceration rates 'not on track'

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated July 29 2021 - 2:13am, first published July 28 2021 - 2:15pm
The latest Closing the Gap report shows there's a long way to go on key issues, including Indigenous incarceration rates and life expectancy. Picture: Getty Images

Targets to improve the life expectancy and reduce the incarcerations rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are not on track to be achieved within the decade, according to the government's own projections.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.