INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Close the Gap campaign calls on PM to ‘match fine words with action’

11 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Today’s announcement of the implementation of a Health Plan by the Prime Minister in his Closing the Gap address to Parliament is a step forward on the long journey to ending health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Close the Gap Campaign said today. Close the Gap Co-Chair and Aboriginal and Torres […]

Message to PM: Don’t downgrade Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

11 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

On a day when the ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs’ reports on progress towards Closing the Gap, Oxfam is urging Tony Abbott not to make even more cuts to his government’s investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health after $160 million was slashed from the Budget last year. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous Policy Advisor Dr […]

Australians can speak up for Indigenous health equality by taking part in National Close the Gap Day

29 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is inviting Australians of all ages and backgrounds across the country to show support for Indigenous health equality by taking part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous policy advisor Dr Peter Lewis said more than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the Gap Day events […]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women Straight Talk in Canberra

1 Sep 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over the country are in Canberra today as they get ready for some Straight Talking with women Parliamentarians.

GP co-payments bad for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: Oxfam

14 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The introduction of co-payments to visit a GP could result in poorer health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, according to Oxfam Australia.

Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the co-payment of $7 would create a further barrier for many Australians, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to accessing health care.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women meet to Straight Talk in Victoria

1 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Victoria will meet in Melbourne today for the state’s first-ever regional Straight Talk, a gathering which supports indigenous women to make positive changes in their communities through political influence.

An estimated 150,000 gather for Close the Gap Day in largest show of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality

20 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The record numbers of Australians showing their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality send a clear message that the community expects Indigenous health to remain a national priority in the lead-up to the federal budget, the Close the Gap Campaign said today.

Australians speak up as record numbers set to gather for National Close the Gap Day

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than 100,000 Australians will hold or attend a record number of events around the country next Thursday (20 March) to remind politicians of their commitment to close the gap on health inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Close the Gap: action on health will lead change

12 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on the Government to continue to prioritise and drive action to ensure this is the generation that ends Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality.

Human Rights and Advocacy Summit targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth

7 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Around 40 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community advocates will come together in Sydney from 10-14 February for a five-day intensive program to develop their skills and knowledge in human rights, indigenous rights and advocacy.