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    Mal White

    This blog starts off well and gives an honest explanation of the reasons for the tragic state of Indigenous health.
    However it jumps to an “Indigenous Rights” based solution without a flow of logic explaining how this would substantially solve the health problems they suffer.
    The giveaway line is at the end.
    ” We’ve tried everything else imaginable and none of it has worked. Maybe this will”.
    Unfortunately I don’t think it will.

    I am all for more Indigenous rights for reasons of justice, but I just don’t think it would make much difference to their health.

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    Enrico Brik

    Mal, it is not an essay in logic but in exploring options that are relatively uncostly. The examples by analogy with Canada, New Zealand and even the USA should be sufficient to show that it is a proposition worthy of further investigation. Otherwise, what would the reasons be for the much closer gaps in those three jurisdictions be?

    In any event, I may be right, you may be right. There is only one way of finding out. Try it and see if, other things being equal, the gap closes over the next 10 to 20 years.



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