Sunday, May 13, 2007

Aboriginal Australia

This is an example of housing for Aboriginal people in north Queensland, my home state in Australia. For more images of Aboriginal poverty see Australia 2007 Why? A short slide show online.
Indigenous Australians face widespread discrimination in the form of systematic barriers to the attainment of rights enjoyed by other Australians:

Indigenous life expectancy is 20 years less than other Australians and other health indicators are significantly worse.
Indigenous unemployment is almost five times the national average.
Indigenous people are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-indigenous Australians
Access to adequate housing, power, clean water and sewerage systems, roads and other infrastructure is significantly less than that of other Australians.

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