February 13, 2018 5
If only grants to Indigenous businesses were a Closing The Gap indicator, things would be looking up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...
February 13, 2018 1
Another year, another report showing that we're failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
February 12, 2018
Good morning, early birds. A startling Fairfax investigation has revealed the true wealth of the Catholic Church in Australia. Plus, the Prime Minister prepares to deliver the 10th annual Closing the Gap report. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
February 9, 2018 13
As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.
February 16, 2017 18
We need more targeted, concrete, imaginative and audacious strategies, rather than the half-baked arse-covering you see in the current Closing the Gap reports.
February 14, 2017 1
The 2017 Closing the Gap report shows disappointingly little progress toward targets for removing or reducing the gap in health and educational outcomes for indigenous Australians.
August 9, 2016 7
Hopefully, if enough Territory whitefellas change their identification on the census form, it will eventually force the Commonwealth to provide funding based on socio-economic disadvantage and not on identity, writes Rolf Gerritsen.
February 11, 2016 3
How have last four PMs approached Closing the Gap? Crikey intern April Dudgeon reports.
February 10, 2016 7
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.
February 12, 2015 12
The stagnant problems that "Close the Gap" has identified are either extremely complex and multidimensional, or they are simple and being made complex by the notion that they can be solved without the application of sufficient money to solve them.