Today is National Close the Gap Day, an important day that encourages us to examine the disparity in health and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia.
Trinity recognises that one of the key ways to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is through educational opportunities. More than 10 per cent of our residents come from an Indigenous background and we are dedicated to supporting them through a range of initiatives, acknowledging that there are specific challenges faced by Indigenous Australians when it comes to accessing tertiary education.
Some of the things we do at Trinity College include:
We know that building a reconciled nation is a long and complex task, but we will try to play our part in helping bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Together, we hope we can make a difference.
Read this year’s Closing the Gap Report here.