Thursday, February 25, 2010

'Close the Gap Day'

National Close the Gap Day - March 25 2010. Register Here

Close the Gap Day: Info Session

National Close the Gap Day will be held on 25th of March this year. This national day is to raise awareness and acknowledge the devastating health crisis of Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are still dying 10 to 17 years younger than other Australians. For that reason, more than 40 national organisations came together in 2006 to form Close the Gap - Australia's largest ever campaign to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Amnesty International has proudly joined the Close the Gap coalition alongside over 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations.

To get involved and show Amnesty Internationals support in improving the livelihood and health conditions of Indigenous Australians, the NSW Community Campaigns Team has organised an informative and inspiring seminar for 'Close the Gap Day'.

Rebecca Reeve, a research fellow for the Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation, will be our guest speaker, enlightening us on her recent studies which focused on the degree and causes of Indigenous poverty in NSW major cities and the efficacy of current policy approaches to improving Indigenous welfare. In 2003, Rebecca was a Ronald Henderson Research Foundation intern at the St Vincent de Paul National Council of Australia, where she undertook a research project on the condition of poverty in Australia. Prior to joining CHERE in late 2009, Rebecca was employed at Macquarie University, since 2004, as a tutor and lecturer in microeconomics and econometrics.

So come along to this informative session, discussing the various ways we can counteract the devastating health crisis experienced by our Indigenous Australians.

The seminar will be held in the NSW Action Centre on the 25th of March from 12-1pm.
Light food will be provided.

Please RSVP to

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