Close the Gap in pictures. Almost 480,000 Australians have participated in 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
Rumbalara Aboriginal Corporation in Shepparton, Victoria is one of Australia’s more than 130 Aboriginal community controlled health services.
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.
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.
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.