Health

  • Let's make it 250,000!

    Amazing news! Over 200,000 Australians want to Close the Gap and achieve Indigenous health equality.

    But why stop there? Let’s make it 250,000! 

    The greater our voice, the quicker we can end the more than 10 year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.

    Join the generation that’s closing the gap.

    Hit SHARE if you’re up for the challenge, then sign the pledge: http://bit.ly/ox_ctg

  • National Close the Gap Day Picnic

    Help us make the 2015 National Close the Gap Day Picnic the best ever. Join us at 12pm on March 19 in Redfern Park, Sydney with National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia, to plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality.

  • Government must match commitments with investment to close the gap

    As the Prime Minister delivers his closing the gap address to parliament today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR is calling for increased investment and certainty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and organisations.

    Read our Media Release here

    Follow us on twitter @ANTaR_National

  • We Can't Lose Momentum Now

        

    Like our supporters, we won’t accept the life of an Aboriginal child born today being a decade shorter than other Australian children.

    The National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes has not been renewed, $170 million has been cut from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and preventive health funding has been cut in this year's federal budget.

    There’s a serious risk that these measures will mean we can’t close the gap!

  • Pace of change has to accelerate if we are to achieve the 2030 target of equal life expectancy for all Australians.

    Headline results of the COAG Reform Council’s latest report on the closing the gap reform agenda.

    Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair, Kirstie Parker, said the report shows some progress in reducing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. However, Ms Parker said the pace of change has to accelerate if we are to achieve the 2030 target of equal life expectancy for all Australians.

  • "A Day When Action Breeds Hope"

    Addressing supporters at ANTaR’s National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Sydney, Kirstie Parker – Co-Chair of the Close the Gap Committee and Co-Chair of the National Congress – spoke about her vision of Australia becoming “a big and courageous nation” and overcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality.

  • National Close the Gap Day

    ANTaR supporters joined the expected 150,000 people gathering around the country today to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality on National Close the Gap Day.

    The Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, coordinated by ANTaR in partnership with Oxfam, was one of the record 1250 events taking place across the country.

    Thanks to Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair Kirstie Parker for speaking at the picnic and to Michael West for his Welcome to Country.

  • Come to our National Close the Gap Day Picnic!

    ANTaR will be marking National Close the Gap Day with our Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, Sydney on Thursday, 20 March. 

    Join us in sending a powerful message to all Members of Parliament that we are committed for the long-term and they should be too.

    Let's send a strong visual image to Canberra that now is not the time to walk away from this generational commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.

  • We have received signs of real progress in Closing the Gap.

    The data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday November 15 are the latest official estimates of life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The data reveals a slight narrowing of the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

    The ABS found that over the past five years the gap has been reduced by 0.08 years for men and 0.1 years for women.

    Make no mistake - There is still a long way to go.