Why Albanese Is Concerned About Closing The Gap Progress

Prime Minister Albanese expressed concerns about Closing The Gap progress in Parliament today, highlighting worsening outcomes for Aboriginal Australians.

Albanese noted that today marks sixteen years since the national apology and only four out of nineteen targets set by Australia’s Closing the Gap scheme are on target to be met.

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“The Productivity Commission has made it clear that the old ways are not working. Decades of insisting that government knows best, has made things worse,” said the PM.

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Children’s development, out-of-home care, imprisonment rates and suicide are four of the scheme’s most critical targets, and Albanese said outcomes have worsened.

The Commonwealth Government us expected to announce its 2024 Closing the Gap Implementation Plan within days.

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