Mr Bob Blair, the Acting Chairman of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), fully supports Reverend Tim Costello’s sentiments about the need for “new ways of working” to close the
gap in Indigenous life expectancy.
“The health sector cannot single-handedly close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy,” Mr Blair said.
“In looking for solutions, Australia must recognise the importance of economic factors that affect Indigenous health.
“For many years, IBA has heard first hand from our Indigenous clients about the positive economic and social benefits of owning a home or a business.