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6 quotes that show why Indigenous leaders should be in charge of Indigenous policy

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As notable Indigenous representatives met in Uluru last week they delivered a statement from the heart: “In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.” And as these inspiring quotes by influential Indigenous leaders show, it’s time the government listened. Read more »

Tackling poverty by changing minds, systems and lives

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How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves. Read more »

Paddling for men’s Indigenous health

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After tackling his own mental health issues, Cormach Evans is now determined to improve the health and wellbeing of other Indigenous men in the Geelong community – through sport. Read more »
National Close the Gap participants hold a banner in support of Indigenous health equality

10 shameful facts that will make you want to Close the Gap

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are faced with disproportionate rates of preventable disease, injury and mental health challenges. It’s unacceptable. It’s time to Close the Gap! Read more »

Action starts with acknowledgement: Closing the Gap with Indigenous health education

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Kelly Langford, an Indigenous medical student, witnessed the heartbreaking burden of diabetes in her community and was inspired to take action. Read more »
Tully Close the Gap

Schools in Action: Tully State School Close the Gap on Indigenous Health Inequality

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Students at Tully State School in Northern Queensland were given ownership over their National Close the Gap Day event, and managed to grab the attention of their entire community. Read more »

Sol’s second chance

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Sol Bellear, a Land Rights legend and a pioneer of Aboriginal media, sports legal and health services, says that nothing now matters as much to him as overcoming heart disease amongst Aboriginal men. Read more »

Trekking Larapinta to Close the Gap

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For Geoffrey Leeson, his 120km treck along the Larapinta Trail was about much more than the physical challenge and taking in the beautiful scenery. It was for a cause very close to his heart. Read more »

If you’re Indigenous, enter politics

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After participating in Straight Talk, Shelley Cable realised that as an Indigenous woman, she has the experience and ability to make change on a national scale. Read more »

The fight for Aboriginal land rights continues

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Cissy grew up seeing her elders fighting for the rights of Aboriginal people – and she is now one of many leading this fight. Read more »