Amnesty International Australia’s Director on how to act during a pandemic.

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We also need to take very seriously the health of Indigenous people in Australia during this pandemic. Despite suffering from much worse health than other Australians, Indigenous people generally have much less access to health care services.

Look out for each other

We’ve seen the social media accounts of people letterboxing their neighbours, or popping over to share essentials with people who can’t easily get to the shops, and while these little acts of kindness can seem trivial, as a whole, it could make a massive difference to a person’s wellbeing.

Mental health affects all demographics in Australia, and is something we all need to be mindful of in these challenging times. The elderly, already vulnerable in terms of their health and financial wellbeing, often also suffer from acute loneliness which could lead to depression.

Any act of kindness by a neighbour or passing stranger…

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