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Indigenous leaders say new targets to end disadvantage have ‘no mandate’ – Sydney Morning Herald

A new national agreement to end Indigenous disadvantage sets 16 new targets on life expectancy, health, education, employment, out-of-home care and traditional languages.

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It will also aim to reduce the number of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in detention by at least 30 per cent by 2031 and at least 15 per cent for adults.
But Mr Pearson said the targets were not set by Indigenous Australians because “no one gave the peak bodies a mandate to represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the negotiation of the targets”.
“The only consensus delivered by Indigenous people is contained in the Uluru Statement which called for real, lasting …

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