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  • Our Choices Our Voices

    Last published: 21 March 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    A report prepared by the Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Steering Committee.

    It is of great concern to us, the Close the Gap Campaign—as indeed it should be to the Australian nation—that the target to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people by 2031 is, in 2019, widening rather than closing.1 In his Closing the Gap Report 2019 to Parliament, the Prime Minister acknowledged that this target is not on track.

    In the past, we have provided a ‘Shadow Report’ including a ten-year review published in 2018. The review assessed the most signi cant national e ort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health—the 2008 Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap Strategy—with its target to achieve life expectancy equality by 2030.

    In 2019, the Campaign is taking a di erent approach to its report. After identifying what we believe are urgent priority themes for addressing the health gap, this year we are highlighting stories that illustrate success from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The report addresses the following three priority themes:

    • Targeted, needs-based primary health care
    • Responsive health care system
    • Good housing for good health.

    The stories pro led in this report demonstrate that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are involved in the design of the services they need, we are far more likely to achieve success. These stories illustrate that ‘our choice and our voice’ are vital if we are to make gains and start to close the gap.

    The Campaign welcomes the announcement in December 2018 that governments will work in true partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and their appropriate organisations and representatives. This is a critical time for the government to work hand-in-hand with us on solutions, to ensure we turn this gap around and do not allow it to widen any further.

    Finally, as Co-Chairs, we sincerely thank the almost 50 Close the Gap Campaign members for their contribution to this work. We could not do what we do without the enduring support and commitment to better health outcomes from our membership.

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  • A4 POSTER - NATIONAL CLOSE THE GAP DAY 2019

    Last published: 15 February 2019Author: Close the Gap

    A4 Poster artwork available to generally promote National Close the Gap Day 2019.

    Handout information on the Close the Gap campaign to help build awareness.

    Print the copies you need to - or think green and send or share electronically.

    File Size: Less than 2MB

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  • A5 FLIER - NATIONAL CLOSE THE GAP DAY 2019

    Last published: 15 February 2019Author: Close the Gap

    A5 Landscape Flier artwork available to help promote launch of Close the Gap's Annual Report on National Close the Gap Day 2019. In partnership with the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation.

    Open invitation to join Close the Gap at the launch.

    Print the copies you need to - or think green and send or share electronically.

    File Size: Less than 2MB

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  • Achieving Indigenous Health Equality through the Close the Gap Campaign

    Last published: 13 February 2019Author: Close the Gap

    The Close the Gap Campaign has released its 2019 priorities for the next government of Australia.  The proposed policy agenda will, if fully funded and implemented, provide a pathway forward for an incoming government to achieve tangible improvements in life expectancy and other key health indicators.

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  • Banner 1 - National Glose the Gap Day 2019

    Last published: 22 January 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Banner available to use for National Close the Gap Day 2019 activities 

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  • Banner 2 - National Close the Gap Day 2019

    Last published: 22 January 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Banner available to use for National Close the Gap Day 2019 activities 

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  • Petition - National Close the Gap Day 2019

    Last published: 22 January 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Petition available to use for National Close the Gap Day 2019.

    Help gather supporter for this year's call to action. Send us back as many of these filled sheets as possible to Close the Gap Campaign, PO Box 77 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

    File size: Less than 1MB

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