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Close the Gap in pictures. More than 140,000 Australians have joined the Close the Gap campaign. Schools around Australia participate in National Close the Gap Day. Olympic champions Catherine Freeman and Ian Thorpe launched the Close the Gap campaign in April 2007.

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Close the gap in pictures

Close the Gap in pictures


More than 140 000 australians have joined the close the gap campaign

More than 140,000 Australians have joined the Close the Gap campaign


Schools around australia participate in national close the gap day

Schools around Australia participate in National Close the Gap Day


Close the gap in pictures

Olympic champions Catherine Freeman and Ian Thorpe launched the Close the Gap campaign in April 2007.


Close the gap in pictures

Musicians including Missy Higgins, John Butler, Kev Carmody and Blue King Brown have thrown their support behind Close the Gap.


There is a link between poor health and racism

There is a link between poor health and racism


Close the gap in pictures

Research has shown that racism is literally making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people sick.


The indigenous population is much younger overall than the non indigenous population

The Indigenous population is much younger overall than the non-Indigenous population.


Close the gap in pictures

Rumbalara Aboriginal Corporation in Shepparton, Victoria is one of Australia’s more than 130 Aboriginal community controlled health services.


Education is one of the key social determinants of good health

Education is one of the key social determinants of good health


Close the gap in pictures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people still die on average between 10 and 17 years before other Australians.


Close the gap in pictures

In 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, senior Ministers and the Federal Opposition signed a Statement of Intent with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders committing them to closing the Indigenous life expectancy gap by the year 2030


Close the gap in pictures

Australia’s first Indigenous surgeon, Kelvin Kong is one of more than 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical doctors now practicing. Expanding this health workforce is essential.


Photo credits

Photo Credits

Federation Square – Robert McKechnie/Oxfam Aus

Missy Higgins Signs Pledge – Robert McKechnie/OxfamAus

School kids at NCTGD Sydney – Micheal Myers/OxfamAus

Olympic champions launch campaign – Micheal Myers/OxfamAus

Racism makes me sick – ANTaR Australia

Girls on jetty – Wayne Quillian/OxfamAus

Checking blood pressure – John Sones/OxfamAus

Mornington girl – Lara McKinley/OxfamAus

Lower life expectancy – Micheal Myers/OxfamAus

Rudd and Roxon sign the pledge – Micheal Myers/OxfamAus

Kelving Kong – image supplied by Kelvin Kong.


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