Common Grace submission to the Joint Select Committee on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum, 21 April 2023
Today is National Close the Gap Day.
The lack of Closing the Gap is an ongoing injustice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to die too young and too often from this injustice, and through these gaps we realise the inequality in these lands now called Australia. May we all grieve the lives lost far too young through child, youth and adult suicide, life expectancy gaps and prison incarceration, and may we take individual and collective action to see justice roll down. In March 2021, we have seen three Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. #StopAboriginalDeathsInCustody
Today is an opportunity to #stayawake through learning, prayer and taking action to Close The Gap.
We’ve put together three ways you can engage in National Close the Gap Day: