I attended a panel discussion hosted by BREAATHHE (UON's rural health club), the Wollotuka Institute, and the Indigenous Alumni team in recognising and celebrating Close the Gap Day.
Close the Gap was started to address the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in areas such as health, education, and employment. This year's event focused on the health and education targets set out in Close the Gap and how cultural engagement can help achieve these targets.
The day will included a panel discussion with speakers involved in health, education, and cultural enrichment, followed by a Q&A session. After the discussion, there was a lunch and an opportunity to reflect and discuss further in the Wollotuka common area.