Australia’s approach to Indigenous people an F-
BlogAustralia’s approach to Indigenous people an F-

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights’ (ALHR) has released its annual report card, revealing a Fail on Australia’s approach to Indigenous Australians throughout 2018.

Amongst a range of evaluations - including disability rights, refugee rights, freedoms and LGBTI rights - the worst performing category was the treatment of Indigenous Australians.

The Report states that Australia has not sufficiently resourced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to address the discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the enjoyment of rights to health, education, housing, sanitation, clean water, social security, work, and culture. Indigenous Australians continue to experience racism and ongoing discriminatory outcomes in the enjoyment of many civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

On review of the 2018 Federal government's performance, the Report suggests that little progress has been made on the inequality in outcomes for health, housing, education and life expectancy, ongoing issues relating to policing and imprisonment, public space laws and native title. The F- grade was the same assessment given in the 2017 Report.

It’s an outcome that strengthens EWB Australia’s resolve, through our commitment to ‘Engineering On Country’. Late last year our End Of Year Appeal raised funds to continue our work with remote indigenous communities in Far North Queensland. If you’re as passionate as we are about making a postive ssocial impact on our Indigenous peoples, you can contribute to our campaign here.