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Closing the Gap agreement reset with 16 new targets to improve lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians – ABC News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison promises a “new chapter” in Australian history as he unveils 16 targets to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, including new goals to address suicide, family violence, language preservation, land and sea rights and overc…



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All Australian governments have committed to 16 targets to tackle Indigenous disadvantage, after the previous Closing the Gap scheme largely failed in its aims, year after year.
Key points:

  • The Prime Minister says the new agreement reverses the “wrong-headed” approach of the past
  • It includes targets for out-of-home care, land and sea rights, language and housing for the first time
  • Some advocates feel it is a missed opportunity to drastically reduce Indigenous imprisonme…

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