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How many cops does it take to patrol a park?

Good morning, early birds. NSW police officers have been raiding parks and threatening people with fines, and the federal government has announced a $1.3 billion partnership with the private health sector. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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‘This will be devastating’: COVID-19 will wreak havoc on Indigenous communities

'In all my years as a medical professional, I’ve never seen anything with the same broader national significance.'

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner speaking to media ahead of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, on Friday, March 13, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley)

Will the NT close its borders?

Good morning, early birds. Indigenous health groups want Defence to contain the Northern Territory and Central Australia, and the big banks and the government are negotiating a multi-billion-dollar business rescue package. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Closing the gap: how we’ve failed, and how we talk about that failure

The government has become adept at managing the consistent failure of Close the Gap. Scott Morrison's 2020 effort is no different.

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Another year, another Closing the Gap failure

It's now a ritual that every February, the prime minister rises to acknowledge the failure to achieve Closing the Gap targets. Increasingly it's also part of the ritual to commit to greater empowerment of Indigenous communities – without anything seemingly changing.

Bill Shorten and Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy. (Image: AAP /Lukas Coch)

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.

Opening the gap: Morrison reveals same lack of Indigenous progress

Once again, the Closing The Gap report reveals we're failing to reduce differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and educational outcomes. At least now governments are committed to working in partnership with Indigenous people.

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.

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.

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

The Tiwi people, exploited by an industry of researchers, educators, and politicians, have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet, writes author Marie Munkara