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Aboriginal health advertising campaign delivers stiff message to nation’s leaders: There can be no quick fix

A national Aboriginal health advertising campaign starts to roll out across Australia today (5 July) to remind our nation’s leaders that we can close the 17-year life gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by funding and supporting successful long-term Aboriginal health programs, says Close The Gap.

Building a better future for the nation

Undeniably there is a national crisis in Indigenous welfare. It’s taken years and numerous reports and calls for action from Aboriginal leaders for governments to act. Now there is the political will to invest in the sorts of basic services other Australians take for granted; primary health care, education, housing and health.

There’s life in campaign to close the gap

In the last few months a new phrase has entered the Australian vernacular. Three words that when used together have come to symbolise our nation’s greatest challenge. A new lexicon, they have been used extensively by media commentators, celebrities, campaigners, politicians and perhaps most important of all, the Australian public.

Oxfam celebrates win-win outcome for Ethiopian coffee farmers and Starbucks

Oxfam welcomes an agreement signed between coffee giant Starbucks and the government of Ethiopia that has the potential to guarantee its coffee farmers a fairer share of the profits for their world-renowned brands, Sidamo, Harar and Yirgacheffe. The distribution, marketing and licensing agreement ends their trademark dispute and brings them together in partnership to help lift Ethiopian coffee farmers out of poverty.

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