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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

The Close the Gap campaign has achieved a tremendous amount since its launch by Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe in 2006. These outcomes include:

  • a commitment by government and all major political parties to take action through the formal signing of the Statement of Intent
  • allocation of additional health funding through COAG; and
  • a stated intention to work in partnership with Indigenous health organisations and communities.

But this is just the beginning. Change will take a generation. We need sustained action from Federal and State Governments. This is where we need your help.

Take action now and support Indigenous health equality:

Russell Taylor AM portrait

CEO announces retirement

3 Nov 2016

AIATSIS Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM, today announced that Russell Taylor AM has formally advised of his intention to resign as…

Delegates with Professor Taiaiake Alfred.

Inaugural youth forum success

12 Oct 2016

In response to the growing recognition of the importance and value of Indigenous youth voices to the native title sector, the 2016 National…