Feb 10, 2016

Another disappointing Closing The Gap report confirms need for change

Yet again a Prime Minister has risen to announce that we are not on track to close the gap between the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous Australians and the rest of us.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Efforts to significantly improve health, social and educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians has stalled in a number of key areas, the 2016 Closing The Gap report shows.

The report, tabled in Parliament this morning by the Prime Minister, identifies very mixed results since 2015 across a range of key indicators.

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7 thoughts on “Another disappointing Closing The Gap report confirms need for change

  1. Cambo

    Perhaps if we re-framed “Closing the Gap” as “Paying the Debt” we would initiate a different narrative which places the blame for ‘the gap’ squarely where it belongs, namely in the horrendous policies and treatments meted out to our indigenous people over the last two hundred years. It might also initiate a different set of policies for dealing with it, namely reparations for the harm done.

  2. Jaybuoy

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help..

  3. klewso

    I feel sorry for the ingénu taken in by this mob – for their votes.

  4. klewso

    Malcolm’s so serious about it this time he had Ken Wyatt sit behind him in Parliamentary camera shot as he waxed lyrical about it – trumping Shorten (Peris was in the Senate Chamber)?

  5. Norman Hanscombe

    Until the Chattering Classes are able to put aside their P.C. prejudices and examine what Factor Analysis (rather than mere correlations) tell us, many disadvantaged groups such as the indigenous, the working class, etc., suffer, there’ll be no worthwhile improvements.

  6. AR

    “We need to protect people from themselves.”

  7. westral

    Over the years I have seen many programs instituted for indigenous citizens and none of them seem to have made any difference at all. Obviously we (the non-indigenous population) keep getting things horribly wrong.

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