“For more than a decade now, Australians from every corner of the country, in schools, businesses and community groups, have shown their support for Close the Gap by marking National Close the Gap Day on the third Thursday of March each year.

This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all.”

Join us in demanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality within a generation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples still live, on average, 10-11 years less than non-Indigenous Australians.

Closing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy gap is everyone’s business: it is a national issue in which every individual, organisation and group in Australia can play a role.                                           [Source: ANTAR, 2022]


As a Call to Action for tomorrow, you may like to sign the “Close the Gap Pledge” which can be accessed by clicking here.


You may like to pray the “Closing the Gap Prayer” in your own personal time or with your community which can be accessed by clicking here.


Our IPA Commitment to caring for Indigenous and Tribal People sits at the heart of our Education and Action for Justice Strategy and we can all play a role in advocacy, prayer and awareness raising of this important issue for our First Nations People.


Warm regards,

Gemma Thomson

IPA Justice Contact for the Presentation Sisters WA

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