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.
February 11, 2015 12
If Tony Abbott wants to get real about closing the gap, he first needs to appoint an actual, learned minister for indigenous affairs, writes former Labor adviser Rita Markwell.
April 10, 2014
How do we get more Aboriginal adults into the workforce? Old thinking needs to be thrown out -- Tony Abbott needs a radical new agenda, writes indigenous academic Jon Altman from the Australian National University.
February 14, 2014 23
Tony Abbott's Closing the Gap speech was one of the best of recent times, but he will have nowhere to hide if results do not improve.
February 13, 2014
Some Aboriginal leaders say justice targets are needed to help close the gap. The federal government isn't keeping score yet, but advocates say it's tied to health outcomes.
September 6, 2013
Despit the epidemic of indigenous poverty, neither major party has a comprehensive policy to address it. Jon Altman, professor at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, says only the Greens have a different approach.
May 8, 2013 1
Take a look at how the political parties stack up on indigenous affairs. Crikey's Andrew Crook and CPD researcher Julia Hosking trawl through the parties' pre-election policies.
April 30, 2013 1
With incomplete reporting and many Closing the Gap goals not on track, is the policy really working? Professor Jon Altman of the ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research reports.
February 11, 2013 3
There's plenty of good news in the "closing the gap" report on indigenous employment. But the program outcomes are far from clear, writes ANU's Professor Jon Altman.
February 11, 2013 2
Crikey readers weigh in.
February 8, 2013 20
Grog is destroying lives in Aboriginal communities, but race-based bans don't work. Julia Gillard wants to re-introduce a list of people banned from buying alcohol but the data doesn't support her.