Unhealthy Aborigines must help themselves, says Nicola Roxon
Breaking bad habits should be among our top priorities to get the most out of our life. If we do it right, and we are on our way to make significant improvements in our life.
ABORIGINES must recognise the risks of alcohol and smoking and take responsibility for their health, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said in Adelaide today.
The Federal Government is committed to closing the 17-year life expectancy gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, which will require partnerships and lifting the numbers of Aboriginal people working in health, she said.
"Most old approaches are not working - we need a new beginning," Ms Roxon said today as she released a blueprint for action on pathways to health and workforce for indigenous people.