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Hugh Jackman Joins Protest Against Closure Of Indigenous Communities

Actor joins AFL stars in digital campaign to mark Close The Gap Day.

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Aboriginal AFL stars are taking part in an online protest against the planned closure of remote Indigenous communities.

Indigenous All-Stars captain Shaun Burgoyne and his Hawthorn teammates posted this picture late Thursday evening.

Close The Gap Day is a national day of action to urge the government to address issues of Indigenous inequality.

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Thousands turned up to nationwide rallies protesting against the planned closure of 150 remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

The national day of action coincided with a digital grassroots movement.

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And the message was clear: Close the gap, not the communities.

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UPDATE 20 March: Actor Hugh Jackman threw his support behind the campaign.

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