Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: Room for improvement
Leanne Liddle mapping justice in the Northern Territory
[Jenny Marchant, ABC]
[Morgan Liotta, RACGP]
A new report card details how health indicators are performing – with mental health and incarceration rates of key concern.
Throughout her travels two messages stand out — time is running out to bring changes to the Territory’s justice system, which imprisons Aboriginal people at 15 times the rate of non-Indigenous people; and there must be acknowledgement of the failures in a system that ignores the needs of the people it most affects.