Lesson 9 - Fighting for equity and the continuing struggle
From last lesson
Explain one significant event on the road to reconciliation
Any of following events:
• 1990 Australia sign...
Outcomes (What you need to know and be able to do)
• Outline aboriginal inequities in Health, Education, and Housing
• Eva...
Defining Equity
the quality of being fair and impartial:
Health and Life span
The average life expectancy for a non-Indigenous Australian
man is 80, while for an Indigenous man it...
Education
Housing
Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was ado...
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Lesson 9 fighting for equity and the continuing struggle

  1. 1. Lesson 9 - Fighting for equity and the continuing struggle
  2. 2. From last lesson Explain one significant event on the road to reconciliation Any of following events: • 1990 Australia signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)   • 1992 Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered the Redfern Speech calling for reconciliation   • 1995 Keating announced the establishment of the Bringing Them Home inquiry about the Stolen Generations. ! • August 1996 Governor-General Sir William Deane called for the Australian people to embrace reconciliation.   • 30 October 1996 Prime Minister John Howard presented his reactions to ‘the black armband of history’.   • 1997 Bringing Them Home report presented to Parliament. State and territory governments and church organisations say ‘sorry’.   • 26 May 1998 first National Sorry Day   • 2005 UN Committee on the Rights of the Child congratulated the authors of the Bringing Them Home report while highlighting areas that required further improvement including the over use of home care and juvenile detention centres.   • 13 February 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made his apology to the Indigenous Peoples of Australia for past injustices and maltreatment.
  3. 3. Outcomes (What you need to know and be able to do) • Outline aboriginal inequities in Health, Education, and Housing • Evaluate government initiatives to address inequities    • Explain how the indigenous population is changing • Evaluate the significance of the UN recognising the rights of Indigenous peoples.  
  4. 4. Defining Equity the quality of being fair and impartial:
  5. 5. Health and Life span The average life expectancy for a non-Indigenous Australian man is 80, while for an Indigenous man it is just 67. Health risks include: coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory infections, trachoma, substance abuse.
  6. 6. Education
  7. 7. Housing
  8. 8. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 61st session at UN Headquarters in New York City on 13 September 2007.

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