Dozens gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galangoor Primary Healthcare Service.
Dozens gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galangoor Primary Healthcare Service. Carlie Walker

OUR SAY: Important to keep closing the gap

THURSDAY was National Close the Gap day and it's more important than ever to recognise it.

It's so much more than an acknowledgement of the terrible gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

It is a call to arms for all of us to pledge our commitment to closing that gap.

The Close the Gap Campaign came into being in 2006 and while a lot has been achieved, there's a long way to go.

Indigenous people still die, on average, 10 to 17 years earlier than non-indigenous Australians.

Are we doing enough to close the gap?

This poll ended on 21 March 2018.

Current Results

Yes

50%

No

50%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.