Media Coverage

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Aboriginal leaders promote bold blueprint to close the gap

28 Mar 2015 1:15 AM - Publication: The Age - Michael Gordon

Indigenous leaders have presented the Abbott government with a bold blueprint to close the gap on disadvantage and advance reconciliation, warning that without fundamental change the gap will be as wide in 50 years as it is today.

They ha...

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Noel Pearson’s beacon of hope to end 50 years of failure

28 Mar 2015 1:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Natasha Robinson & Rick Morton

A radical “opt-in” system of indigenous management that would sweep aside 50 years of failed ­social policies and create a formal legislative compact between ­Aboriginal people and government has been launched by a group of the nation’s most in...

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Remote communities aim to give their children better lives

28 Mar 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Amos Aikman

For Daralyn Bedford it came with a job. Larissa Malay hopes to be able to give it to her children if she can provide a stable home, something she never had. Shantelle Green credits growing up out bush. Natasha Short thanks “my strong mother” fo...

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Indigenous change propels inertia

21 Feb 2015 10:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Professor Marcia Langton

In the landslide shift to the ALP in Queensland in the recent state election, two Aboriginal candidates were elected, and one has been appointed to the cabinet: Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Housing and Public Works as well as Science and Inno...

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Community of the empowered

14 Feb 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Professor Marcia Langton

Attending the launch of the Prime Minister’s annual Closing the Gap report is a bit like going to church. We attend regularly and talk about the eulogy, but life beyond the rituals is complicated. Like many others who are working to improve the...

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