Close the Gap’

Is ‘Close the Gap’ a useful approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians? Report by Kerryn Pholi, Dan Black and Craig Richards, University of Newcastle.

‘There is widespread enthusiasm for the Australian government’s commitment to ‘Close the Gap’ in Indigenous disadvantage, health status and life expectancy . .’ but the authors argue that there is a ‘substantial imbalance in power and control over the Indigenous affairs agenda in Australia.’ Text adapted from Australian Policy Online. Read the full report here