Yesterday's 2018 Closing The Gap report identifies three of the seven targets are on track for achievement. The Prime Minister, who tabled the statement at midday in Parliament, claims this is a positive and, correctly, notes "the last year in which at least three targets were on track was in 2011".

It's a measure of our low expectations that such an argument is even vaguely plausible. Under both sides of politics, Closing The Gap has been, on balance, a failure.