18 March 2019
Despite 11 years of “closing the gap”, only two of the seven priority targets to address Indigenous inequality are on track. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are still at far greater risk of early death, prison, family violence, and significantly reduced education and work opportunities. Despite a ‘refresh’ of the strategy two years ago, the February report shows shocking statistics: HERE
I’ve supported the calls for Makaratta and investment in education, health and First Nations organisations to get real progress. Thursday 21 March is Close the Gap Day.
Support the national campaign for resources and community controlled services that will close the gap: HERE