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The George Institute. - Closing the Gap

Over the last decade, the Institute has delivered high-impact evidence from a large program of research and innovation that has influenced health policy and healthcare practice worldwide. From modest beginnings, the founders have built a team of more than 300 staff across centres in Australia, India, China and the United Kingdom. The Institute’s projects now span more than 40 countries worldwide (The George Institute, 2010).

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Indigenous leadership, closing the gap statement

3/02/2010 Press conference location: Parliament House, Canberra

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Closing the Gap report - SKY PM Agenda, Interview with David Speers

11/02/2010 Interviewer: David Speers Program: SKY PM Agenda

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Close the Gap: Indigenous Health Campaign

In April 2007, 40 of Australia's leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous health peak bodies and human rights organisations joined forces to launch a campaign to 'Close the Gap' on health inequality.

The campaign comes in response to a call from the Social Justice Commissioner to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within 25 years.

'Close the Gap' calls on all levels of Australian government to put in place firm targets, funding and timeframes to address health inequalities, including providing equal access to primary health care for Indigenous Australians within 10 years (Human Rights Commission).

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