The campaign to ‘Close the Gap‘ on Indigenous health outcomes and life expectancy is not working, according to Indigenous community leaders and activists.

An event at the University of Wollongong tomorrow will focuses on strength, collaboration and resilience to close the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and will recognise the disparities in areas, such as life expectancy, infant mortality, access to early education, educational achievement and employment outcomes.

Since the campaign’s inception in 2007, the Close the Gap campaign and other associated initiatives, such as the Australian Indigenous Mentoring program, has seen an increase in the number of Indigenous Australian’s graduating year 12, however, there is still significant work to be done, especially in health related areas.

Members from the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and broader university community will gather together for a lunch to show support and concern, aiming towards equality for Indigenous people.

The event will run from 11.30am on the McKinnon Lawn.

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