National Close the Gap Day: Australians call for action - Media Release Australian Human Rights Commission

5 March 2015

Close The Gap Campaign Co-Chairs Kirstie Parker and Mick Gooda are urging Australians from all walks of life to take part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March, calling for an end to health inequality.

Community groups, health services, schools and individuals around Australia are registering online to hold a Close the Gap event in their homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

“Last year, more than 150,000 people took part in over one thousand separate National Close the Gap Day events across the country,” said Ms Parker.

Ms Parker, who is also Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, said National Close the Gap Day is an occasion when Australians tell the nation’s leaders that they want progress on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.

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