A new report has found the health of Indigenous Australians living in coastal areas such as the Torres Strait could be at risk due to climate change.
The report commissioned by the Federal Government found climate change will elevate existing health risks for Indigenous people and create a whole new set of health problems.
They include respiratory illness and increasing incidence of heat stress and dehydration.
The loss of livelihoods and population displacement will also have a serious impact on the health and nutrition of those living in remote island communities.
Climate Change Minister Penny Wong delivered the report while touring the Torres Strait.