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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.

Close the Gap

Monday 26 March 2018

Failure to narrow the gap in life expectations for Indigenous Australians, with the latest reports showing reduced federal expenditure, a widening gap on life expectancy and six of seven key measures not ‘on track’ after 10 years of the national Close the Gap strategy are shameful.

In Parliament, I asked the Premier for action to Close the Gap and complete the ‘Unfinished Business’ report on the 1997 'Bringing Them Home' report on the Stolen Generation: HERE and HERE.

More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are reporting their heritage in the Census and there has been progress in education but basic markers like health need urgent action. Please support community campaigns for justice such as: HERE and HERE and HERE.