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Close the Gap

Wednesday 10th February / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented his first Close The Gap report to parliament.

With Indigenous Australians still experiencing higher rates of incarceration and a lower life expectancy, the report aims to reduce inequalities between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

As the eighth Close The Gap report, Indigenous advocacy groups are stressing its importance in tackling racial disadvantage in Australia.

Oxfam Australia's Indigenous Policy Advisor Peter Lewis is joined Tanya Bunter on The Mag...

A new report has been released describing ways Australians can further recognise our indigenous populations.

The report, released by Reconciliation Australia, includes a renewed focus on Closing the Gap by all Australian governments, ways of preventing future racism by Australians - and increasing the conversation on constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Reconciliation Australia’s CEO Justin Mohammed joined Tanya Bunter on The Mag...

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to address a treaty process alongside the push for Indigenous recognition in the constitution.

She believes that a treaty or multiple treaties with different Indigenous nations within Australia is what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are calling for.

Rachel Siewert joined Tanya Bunter on The Mag to talk about what she is calling one of Malcolm Turnbull's hardest challenge as Prime Minister...

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