National Close the Gap Day 2015

Yesterday more than 150,000 Australians gathered in over 1500 community events to mark National Close the Gap Day.  

This was an unprecedented show of public support for closing the appalling health equality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.  

Along with campaign partners National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia we held the Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic in the iconic Redfern Park.

Supporters from around Sydney, including Greg Inglis and his South Sydney Rabbitohs team mates joined us in planting a hand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this fight to close the life expectancy gap.    

National Director Andrew Meehan called on Government to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people noting that there's renewed confusion and uncertainty with the announcement of funding under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, and despair at communities facing closure across Western Australia. The governments recent actions appear at odds with commitments to health equality and expose a respect gap that needs to be closed. Read our media release here.

Author: 
jane