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Last updated 12:38 PM on 19 March 2014

Close the gap

 

Around 150,000 Australians are expected to join this year's National Close the Gap Day on 20 March. You can still join them and support Indigenous health equality by registering your event.

Registering your support is as easy as clicking through on the button below and then holding a small activity—perhaps a morning or afternoon tea in your home or workplace—to mark the day and discuss the issue of Indigenous health with your family or friends.

You can find out more here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/ 

Support of National Close the Gap Day has been central in getting Australian governments to prioritise Indigenous health over the last few years. This in turn has led to declines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infant and child mortality. But to make sure the governments continue to support this critical issue, we need you to register a National Close the Gap Day activity today.

Sign the Close the Gap pledge

To achieve health equality for Indigenous Australians within 25 years I call on the Australian Government to:
  • Develop a comprehensive National Action Plan with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies
  • Increase Indigenous community participation and control in the delivery of health services
  • Address the critical social issues of housing, education and self-determination
 
Join us in demanding Indigenous health equality within a generation. Sign the pledge by visiting the link below.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/act/sign-the-close-the-gap-pledge/

 

 

 

 

(Image from: http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/22612-antar-and-oxfam-s-national-close-the-gap-day-picnic)