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This Report Card shows that, despite our economic prosperity, Australian children do not perform as well on indicators of health and wellbeing as children from other countries. In particular, Indigenous Australian children and young people are significantly disadvantaged. Among the findings:

• Australian children were 12 times as likely to live in a jobless household as those in Japan

• Australia ranks 20th out of 27 nations for infant mortality. The infant mortality rate for Indigenous Australians is more than double the non-Indigenous rate

• Teenage pregnancy rates are much higher than the OECD average, and rates for Indigenous young Australians are the highest in the OECD

• Youth road deaths are 12 times higher than Portugal, and Australia's Indigenous young people have a suicide rate second only to Finland

• Participation in community activities by Australia's young people is strong

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