Australia

Despite our country’s many advantages and continued high rankings in Human Development reports, many indigenous and refugee communities continue to face significant disadvantages, especially in health, education, housing and employment.

Both in our cities and in remote areas, these communities face challenges every day that the rest of Australia would find difficult.

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA

  • Indigenous under 5 mortality rate: twice that of non-indigenous
  • Average indigenous income: 62% of that for non-indigenous Australians
  • 51.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons worldwide
  • Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia in 2013: 48,062

Sources: HREOC, ABS, World Bank /UN Data

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