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A pledge to close the health and wellbeing gap between Aboriginal and other Australians is failing, the government has admitted, describing the situation as a source of “national shame”.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Australia’s parliament on Tuesday that just two of seven key targets to improve the lives of the country’s Indigenous people were on track – unchanged from last year.

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