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Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

Turnbull tells Indigenous people: entrepreneur your way over that gap!

If only grants to Indigenous businesses were a Closing The Gap indicator, things would be looking up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

Another Closing The Gap report confirms lack of even painfully slow progress

Another Closing The Gap report confirms lack of even painfully slow progress

Another year, another report showing that we're failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Crikey Worm: how rich is the Catholic Church really?

Crikey Worm: how rich is the Catholic Church really?

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.

How Closing The Gap fell apart

How Closing The Gap fell apart

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

Rundle: time to do better than Closing the Gap

Rundle: time to do better than Closing the Gap

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.

Indigenous gap remains stubbornly wide

Indigenous gap remains stubbornly wide

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.

Why all Territorians should tell the census they are indigenous

Why all Territorians should tell the census they are indigenous

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.

From Rudd to Turnbull, how each PM has approached Closing the Gap

From Rudd to Turnbull, how each PM has approached Closing the Gap

How have last four PMs approached Closing the Gap? Crikey intern April Dudgeon reports.

Another disappointing Closing The Gap report confirms need for change

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.