Oxfam Australia's Indigenous Health program works on Mornington Island in the Gulf region of Queensland. These images are of the communities who benefit from our work. PHOTO: Wayne Quilliam/OxfamAUS PHOTO: Wayne Quilliam/OxfamAUS

Indigenous Australia

Australia is a rich first-world nation with a struggling second class. Our First Nation’s people represent one of the most impoverished and disadvantaged communities in the world.

We’re working hand-in-hand with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop solutions and innovative answers to the problems they face. We’ve assisted with the self-determination of individuals and communities for more than 30 years — we do this by making sure individuals and communities can improve their own social, cultural and physical well-being in the ways that they identify.

Oxfam Australia works across the areas of leadership and health, advocacy for policy and practice change, coalitions and campaigns, and active support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and justice in the broader Australian community.

We deliver some programs directly, but most importantly work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned organisations across the country. We believe that each and every Australian has the right to equal access to health, income, employment, education, and the chance to live a meaningful and positive life.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan outlines Oxfam’s vision, pathways and initiatives towards supporting self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that the following pages may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

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