The Queensland Family and Child Commission's annual report into the deaths of children and young people has been released.
Source:
AAP, NITV
18 Dec 2015 - 12:42 PM  UPDATED 18 Dec 2015 - 12:59 PM

It found that while most of the deaths this year, 309, were caused by diseases or morbid conditions, suicide killed 28 young people - more than transport accidents, drownings, assaults or other non-intentional injuries.

The report also stated that young Aboriginal and Torres Islander people were over-represented in every section of the statistics. 


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It is possible that the figures for young indigenous people could be higher because of difficulties in identifying. 

"The extent of any continued under reporting is not known and it is likely that some undercount of the number of deaths registered as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander continues," said the report, tabled in state parliament on Friday.