Putting on the cap of a sociologist gives me immense pleasure to highlight the fact that ours is a diverse country. The word “diverse” includes every corner of the country counted within the maps. However, in this report, my focus is on the indigenous and non-indigenous Australians (Australianstogether.org.au 2017). The action of focus might result in the transformation of their predicament.
Comparison between indigenous and non-indigenous groups of Australia broadens the gap between them. The major drive behind this is the average life expectancy ratio. The numerical projections, 69.1% for men and 73.7% for females, compel me to highlight the discrepancies. On the other hand, the numbers are quite high for the non-indigenous Australian groups. As a matter of specification, for men it is 79.7% and 83.1 for women (Pmc.gov.au 2017). The root causes for these discrepancies are:
- Lack of education
- Addiction towards alcohol, drugs
- High mortality rates
The lack of access to schools, hospitals and foods aggravates the complexities of these groups. Application of theoretical conflict in this context enables me to enliven their existential crisis. A quantitative research in this context projects the reality behind their survival. Moreover, the research acts as a cornerstone in gaining an insight about the socio-cultural discriminations, within which these groups are entrapped. In this crisis, Prime Minister’s initiative towards diminishing this gap, takes my report into a different direction (Australianstogether.org.au 2017). I take stance with the governmental viewpoint of setting agendas for ensuring the wellbeing of the groups. Inclusion of equal treatment and education can be considered as a future scope for the research on the identity of indigenous and non-indigenous groups of Australia.
Australianstogether.org.au (2017) Australians Together. [online] Available at: [Accessed 28 March. 2017]
Pmc.gov.au (2017) Closing the gap. [online] Available at:
[Accessed 27 March 2017]