Make Indigenous Poverty History

In 2009 the National Council of Churches set a target to eradicate poverty among Indigenous Australians by 2015.

At the heart of the campaign is that all Australians should have a shared responsibility for the profound disadvantage that affects many Aboriginals.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have a death rate three times higher than all Australians.

Whilst only 20% of caucasian Australians die before 65, 70% of Indigenous people do. And on every key indicator, such as education, Aboriginals are far behind other groups.

The campaign recognises that money isn’t the only barrier to the problem. It’s a story of cultural dispossession, lost languages, and a lack of respect in mainstream Australia. It’s for that reason that the campaign is based on the principle that all Australians have to take a stand. It isn’t simply a problem for the government. All Australians must feel responsible for this travesty.

Follow the work here, see what you can do and demand more from our leaders!

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Posted on June 10, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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