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Feb 12, 2014

Crikey says: Abbott must deliver on indigenous jobs

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“Many of us have been on a long journey. I can’t say that I have always been where I am now. The further this journey has gone, the more, for me, Aboriginal policy has become personal rather than just political.” — Tony Abbott, February 12.

The Prime Minister is to be commended for the attention he has given to indigenous affairs, as shown in his speech to Parliament this morning on the release of the latest Closing the Gap report. And for his honesty in admitting our ongoing failure to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous people on key indicators. Here’s the scorecard:

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5 thoughts on “Crikey says: Abbott must deliver on indigenous jobs

  1. klewso

    “Abbott must deliver”? I like that….
    Abbott is as Abbott does.

  2. CML

    Abbott’s going to be a very busy little rabbit, as he finds jobs for all the car and component industry workers, as well as progress the indigenous employment level.
    My guess is that he will achieve neither, as nothing here advances the cause of one T rAbbott!
    And that is all he is interested in – HIS OWN JOB!!

  3. klewso

    And those that don’t will have to work for the dole.

  4. klewso

    Did Toady mislead parliament two days ago, when he told it and the nation, that Toyota blamed union demands and intransigence for having to leave?
    Or was Toyota lying when they contradicted his version of events?
    [It’s like Indonesia having to correct the record of what really happened – as opposed to the versions of Bishop, Morrison and Abbott, again? And now Hockey’s been contradicted – gilding the anti-union lily?]

    If not, what is “misleading parliament”?
    If so, so much for assertions of Bishop the Elder “ruling by the book” too?

  5. dazza

    “Abbott must deliver”
    All he can deliver is broken promises and lies.

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