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5 sad, frustrating, and extraordinary things we should all know about Indigenous health

After another National Close the Gap Day, we take a look at what you’ve achieved and what still needs to be done to achieve Indigenous health equality. Read more »

Five ways to a healthy future for all Australians

Today on National Close the Gap Day, take one or more of these five actions to show your support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality. Read more »

10 years of Close the Gap, 10 amazing milestones

The Close the Gap campaign aims to end the appalling life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030. Together, we’ve started to Close the Gap. Here are 10 of our favourite milestones over the last 10 years: Read more »
Students huddle around a mobile phone to showcase their interest in the Close the Gap Instagram challenge

How to Close the Gap with a snap

We’ve created an Instagram photo challenge especially for Australian students to help Close the Gap. Adding your creative voice is a powerful way to help raise awareness and inspire others in your community. Read more »

Being a young Aboriginal woman in Australia today

Close the Gap campaign lead, Tom Widdup, finds out how — despite continued high levels of Indigenous disadvantage, and a disconnect that still hinders relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia — Danielle and many young Indigenous Australians like her are working to overcome these barriers. Read more »
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What did I learn from National Close the Gap Day?

The crisis facing Indigenous health has a long and complex history. While events like National Close the Gap Day bring the issue of Indigenous health equality to the public eye, the fight for health equality still continues. Tom Widdup, Close the Gap National Lead, shares his reflections after National Close the Gay Day 2015. Read more »
Close the Gap School Instagram Competition. Photo: Peter Izzard/OxfamAUS

Can one student’s Instagram post change the world?

In its second year, the Close the Gap Instagram competition received more than 140 entries from across the nation. And when you hear the stories of our winners, it’s clear the challenge is much more than mucking around on social media, or even being heard on issues of national importance. Read more »
Close the Gap. Photo: Bonnie Savage/OxfamAUS

Aboriginal health equality is possible by 2030

Today is National Close the Gap Day, an important day to make your voice heard. With adequate funding, Aboriginal health equality is possible by 2030. Join the thousands who today, are demanding Indigenous health equality within a generation. Read more »

10 photos that rocked last year’s Close the Gap student photo challenge

Instagram may have a reputation as a breeding ground for selfies and photos of brunch, but in March there’s a reason to put those filters to good use. This year’s Student Photo Challenge is running from March 16-20. More details are available in the National Close the Gap Day How to Guide. Read more »
Photo: Peter Izzard/OxfamAUS

Three schools who love National Close the Gap Day

Check out just some of the incredible schools from across Australia who participated in National Close the Gap Day 2014. Read more »