Commission Calls for Action on Indigenous Health
Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission urged both the Federal Government and Opposition to make the rapid improvement of Indigenous health standards and life expectancy a top national priority.
The call was made as the Commission issued National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week resources for parishes and schools.
The resources were prepared in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Murri Ministry Team and Brisbane Catholic Education.
The Commission’s Executive Officer, Peter Arndt, said that both the Coalition Government and Labor Opposition should make a commitment to act swiftly to bring the health standards and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians into line with those of their fellow citizens. (read more)