Close the Gap

Indigenous Australians die 17 years earlier than non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous infant mortality is three times that of non-Indigenous Australians. It is a national disgrace that Indigenous Australians do not have the same access to health services that other Australians enjoy.

We call on Australian governments to take action to achieve health equality for Indigenous Australians within 25 years through:

  • increasing annual Indigenous health funding by $450 million to enable equal access to health services
  • increasing Indigenous control and participation in the delivery of health services
  • addressing critical social issues such as housing, education and self-determination which contribute to the Indigenous health crisis

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