Early fears of COVID-19 ravaging Indigenous communities have not eventuated, thanks to community-led responses.
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.
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.
The government has become adept at managing the consistent failure of Close the Gap. Scott Morrison's 2020 effort is no different.
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.
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.
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 year, another report showing that we're failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.