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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

‘An absolute national shame’: Government urged to invest more in Aboriginal-led services

Luke Michael, Friday, 28th June 2019 -  The Australian government must invest strongly in Aboriginal community-controlled solutions if it wants better outcomes from the Closing the Gap refresh, Indigenous leaders

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When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

‘It’s outrageous’: Advocates demand long-term funding certainty for remote housing

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  Western Australia housing groups warn vulnerable people are bearing the brunt of a lack of investment in remote housing, as Labor pledges $120 million in a bid to remedy the crisis.

Stalled Progress Closing the Gap Prompts Refresh

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  Indigenous groups are pushing for Australia’s Closing the Gap targets to be revised in partnership with the Indigenous community after the latest progress report revealed only

Opinion

Indigenous Employment Gap Widening and We Don’t Know How to Fix It

Contributor, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  Rigorous, well designed evaluation is important in informing future policy-making, and developing a stronger evidence base for strategies to close the remote employment gap,

Three Billboards on the Road Back to Where We Came From

Michael Dillon, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Michael Dillon from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research offers three “billboards” with updates on the remote housing “fiasco”. The recent film Three Billboards
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