Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Closing the Gap can be realised

Daniel Mc Culloch                                           
                         Belinda Tasker Daniel Mc Culloch Belinda Tasker
Lucia Summers | 15 February, 2018, 17:07

"Three of the seven targets are on track this year, giving us the most promising result since 2011".

Both Labor and Liberal Governments have been tasked with Closing the Gap on health, education and employment and targets for a raft of the measures are not being met.

However, the remaining four targets, including a key goal to close the 10-year gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians by 2031, are lagging.

The mortality rate for indigenous children under four years old has fallen from 217 per 100,000 in 1998 to 145 per 100,000 in 2016, but it is still far higher than the rest of the population.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says while some targets are not on track to be met, there has been solid progress in other areas compared with a decade ago.

The government's Closing The Gap report tracks targets aimed at reducing inequality between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Wyatt has rejected suggestions the original targets were too ambitious.

"The important thing is that we do things with indigenous Australians, not do things to them", he said.

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"When they signed it [Closing the Gap strategy] it was a signalling of intent to achieve the highest possible benchmark even if it meant it was going to be challenging".

"If we can not work on this together, the next Labor Government will instead - as a first step - look to legislate the voice to Parliament", Mr Shorten has told Parliament.

"What I like about the refresh is it gives us a chance to look at the targets, are they the right targets or do we define them, like child mortality, in a slightly different way", Wyatt said.

In a statement the delegates urged the Government not to abandon the existing Closing the Gap targets, but suggested several new targets could be included.

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of that apology, Rudd told the National Press Club of Australia yesterday that the conservative governments of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott had failed to maintain funding for overcoming disadvantage and concealed cutbacks through a lack of transparency.

But he also announced the extension of a successful policy that has allowed indigenous businesses to win more than A$1 billion ($1.08b) in government contracts since 2015.

The scheme would provide survivors in the Northern Territory and the ACT with access to up to $75,000, if Labor is elected.

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