November 12, 2013

Marginalised minority?

What is the biggest issue facing Aboriginal Australians today?

Aboriginal girl in Australia. (GETTY/INGETJE TADROS)

There are two sides to Australia: one ranks high on the UN Development Index and the other has a struggling Aboriginal population. The country’s indigenous life expectancy is 10 years less than the rest of the population, with chronically low education rates. One commentator recently compared their plight to apartheid in South Africa. So, as Australia begins a new political chapter, can the country bridge the two sides? Join us at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Chris Graham @chrisgatlarge

Tom Calma  
Indigenous social justice and human rights advocate
Carla McGrath @CarlaMcGrath
Head of sustainability at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Anthony Dillon
Social scientist and academic at the University of Western Sydney
Tanya Hosch @tanyahosch
Deputy campaign director of Recognise

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