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.
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 year, another report showing that we're failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
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.
As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.
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.
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.
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.
How have last four PMs approached Closing the Gap? Crikey intern April Dudgeon reports.
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.