Closing the Gap - time for traction on the ground
After almost a decade of updates we look at what really needs to change to Close the Gap.
By Gabrielle Murphy, The University of Melbourne.
In 2008 the Council of Australian Governments agreed to a set of targets for Indigenous health, education and social participation. It was a significant moment in the history of the Federation.
Closing the Gap committed Australian governments to a timetable for change and laid down seven targets. The 2017 progress report was tabled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament on Tuesday 14 February.
Here, five University of Melbourne experts assess the progress being made and where the focus needs to be.