February 2013

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In the News - February 2013


Employers are closing the gap

Australian Financial Review, Page: 59 By Warren Mundine Thursday, 28 February 2013 Earlier this month Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the 2013 Closing the Gap Report. The annual report details activities and outcomes the government has achieved in trying to "close the gap" between the health, education and employment of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.This year’s report shows, once again, that ending disparity is a slow process. Over the past five years the government has spent billions of dollars on initiatives and every year the annual report finds the gaps are closing at a glacial pace, if at all. In some targets we have gone backwards.In 2008 the government resolved to halve the gap in employment outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous Australi... More...

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