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.
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