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!
Add to that the disproportionate impact of the $7 medicare co-payment on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are poorer and sicker on average, and this budget will impact harshly on our First Peoples' health.
The truth is, over 180,000 Australians believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality is a National Priority.
We must step up the pressure now to ensure government remains committed to closing the gap!
We must build on the national effort of the last eight years to close the unacceptable life expectancy gap that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people still face today.
Without investment in a nationally coordinated effort we'll lose momentum and the gains that are just starting to emerge.
Aboriginal child mortality is improving. That means that Aboriginal children are alive today as a result of close the gap and life expectancy is increasing.
We can’t lose momentum and we can't accept ripping money out of Aboriginal health.
Please stand with us today with your gift of $30, $50 or an extra special $100 towards my target of $117,000 to demand that government continues the effort and invests in closing the life expectancy gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We won’t accept the life of an Aboriginal child born today being a decade shorter than other Australian children. We know that our supporters won't accept that this national priority is forgotten either.
Stand with us and our coalition partners to demand that government meets its commitments to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality by 2030.
Andrew and the team at ANTaR