Getting Serious About Getting It Right
The failure that is evident in the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap Report is not just a failure of the current Federal Government; it is a failure for all Australians.
Chronic disease accounts for 81 percent of the gap in death rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Improvements in life expectancy can only be achieved when real progress in resourcing education, employment, housing, income, safety and the prevention of health risk behaviours is achieved.
Last year, students and teachers across Australia made up a quarter of the 150,000 Australians supporting National Close the Gap Day – helping make it the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander campaign movement in Australia’s history.
This can happen again.
Thursday 19 March 2015 provides the opportunity for IEU members to come together to highlight the plight of Indigenous Australians and campaign to ensure that all Australian children live long, healthy and happy lives.
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