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Decision to raise detention age in Tasmania only a ‘first step’ in youth justice reform

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 10th June 2022 -  Advocates say more action is needed for the welfare of children. Tasmania has become the first state in the country to raise the age of criminal detention, from 10 to 14 years old. The

How the election could affect the future of a First Nations Voice to Parliament

Contributor, Thursday, 14th April 2022 -  Whoever wins the coming election will need to actively lead on improving Indigenous affairs if we are to make meaningful and lasting change, writes ​​Eddie Synot, from Griffith University.

Looking beyond the statistics of closing the gap

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  Following the release of the 13th annual Close the Gap report, we speak to the CEO of the Lowitja Institute, Professor Janine Mohamed, about the need for governments to embrace genuine…

Closing the Gap is failing our most vulnerable

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  The Productivity Commission has just launched a new dashboard for measuring progress against the Closing the Gap targets. It reveals we are failing our children and young people,

This Reconciliation Week we need action to go with the bold commitments

John Leha, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  The theme for Reconciliation Week this year is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.” There could not be a more appropriate theme for this moment in time, writes John Leha,

Indigenous mental health falters under current system

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  A new study finds an overhaul of the health system is required if Indigenous Australians are to have better health outcomes   Suicide rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Advocates fear Indigenous kids are losing connections to their culture

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are around 9.7 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids   Indigenous groups are concerned by new research

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 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people overwhelmingly

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  Indigenous peak organisations say they now have an unprecedented opportunity to change the lives of Aboriginal

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

Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement More than 90 per cent of Indigenous Australians believe it is important to develop formal partnerships between government and
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