A landmark report in 2005 revealed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have shorter life expectancies and are more like to die in childhood, along with other gaps compared to non-Aboriginal Australians.
How have we progressed in the 15 years since toward closing the gap?
In this episode we speak to WSLHD Aboriginal Health Strategy director Braiden Abala and Aboriginal Mental Health clinical lead John Fetuani about the challenges and successes in Western Sydney.
The pair also reflect on what NAIDOC Day means to them, particularly this year's theme of Always Was, Always Will Be.
Learn more about the influential Aboriginal people they discuss.
Eddie Mabo: https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/eddie-koiki-mabo
Oodgeroo Noonuccal: https://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/noonuccal-oodgeroo-18057
David Uniapon: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/unaipon-david-8898
Charles Perkins: https://www.sydney.edu.au/charles-perkins-centre/about/who-is-charles-perkins.html