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New National Closing the Gap Agreement comes under fire over justice targets

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st July 2020 -  Advocates say these targets “will deliver anything but justice" to Indigenous people

The fight to tell Australia’s truth

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The Victorian state government is setting up the country’s first formal truth telling process for Aboriginal Victorians. We take a look at why that’s so important. 

The Indigenous-led solutions being pushed to the back of decision making

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  The CEO of Deadly Connections says justice programs designed without Indigenous people are ineffective  

Indigenous community calls for full involvement in government decision making

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Findings have emerged from a "ground-breaking and historic" engagement with Indigenous Australians   

WA passes laws to stop vulnerable people going to jail for unpaid fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th June 2020 -  Advocates say these changes will reduce Aboriginal overrepresentation in WA’s prisons

New data reveals lower rate of Indigenous kids in youth justice

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th May 2020 -  But Indigenous children are still 16 times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be under supervision

Is our health system looking after Indigenous people with disability?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  Health leaders hope new principles will inform access to intensive care

Opinion

Coronavirus will devastate Aboriginal communities if we don’t act now

Contributor, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly, write James Ward and Jason Agostino.

Indigenous partnership could be the ‘circuit breaker’ in closing the gap

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  Australia is on track to meet just two of the seven Closing the Gap targets  

Bridging the education gap: Why Australia is failing Indigenous Australians

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  Nobody in Australia knows why we are failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education like Indigenous Australians themselves, but their voices are still missing from the picture, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector B
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