Living in the Gap

Published: Friday, 13 February 2015

Can Australia ever close the gap on indigenous disadvantage? When only two of the six targets set by the Australian government to end disadvantage are on track to be met, what's it like to experience this in your daily working life? Rhys Parry has lived and worked for 6 years in Australia's remote areas to improve the health of aboriginal children. Rhys has over 20 years' experience as a medical practitioner in paediatrics and has encountered the best and the worst in indigenous health, seeing indigenous programs that really make a difference and giving evidence at the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry.

Join us at our first Breakfast for Ashburton Men for 2015 when Rhys Parry will tell us about his encounters with aboriginal children and families across the Kimberley, in Darwin and Mt Isa and now in Victoria, why aboriginal health is such an intractable problem, and how Australia can help close the gap on indigenous disadvantage.

8.00 to 10.00am Saturday 21 February at the ABC café. All men, of whatever age, are welcome. Feel free to invite your friends. Come and meet Rhys and enjoy a great breakfast.

To help with catering, please rsvp here. Enquiries to Bernie Pigdon (0411 283377) or Jerry Hooper (0425 725888).