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Redfern Statement key to closing the gap

14 Feb 2017
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Later today, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver the ninth Closing the Gap address to Parliament in which he'll argue his government is turning the tide on Indigenous disadvantage.

He'll draw on the latest Closing the Gap report which is expected to show some improvements in health and education outcomes. But there are obvious and stark failures too.

The Prime Minister will also be sitting down to a parliamentary breakfast with some of Australia's leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups as they deliver the historic Redfern Statement.

The statement was released in June, and sets out a road map for addressing the persistent gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

At its centre is a call for members of their communities to be more involved in the process.

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