Topic archives: close the gap

How Closing The Gap fell apart

February 9, 2018 13

As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.

Trauma in the Kimberley: what life is like in remote indigenous communities

Trauma in the Kimberley: what life is like in remote indigenous communities

December 17, 2014 14

Policies are made in Canberra with the best of intentions, but in remote Western Australia, the outcome is very different to what politicians imagined. East Kimberley Homelessness Project co-ordinator Rachelle Irving details life on the ground.

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

November 25, 2014

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.

How we fail Aboriginal Australians with chronic kidney disease

How we fail Aboriginal Australians with chronic kidney disease

October 8, 2014

The rates of end-stage kidney disease in remote areas are up to 30 times the national average. Why are so many Aboriginal people dying from a preventable disease?

Closing the gap: indigenous men must be a priority

Closing the gap: indigenous men must be a priority

November 13, 2012 1

Aboriginal men suffer from the worst health and social outcomes in Australian society. Reconciliation Australia co-chair Tom Calma says they need support if to achieve true reconciliation.