Various First Nations leaders have raised questions whether or not the annual Closing the Gap report is making a difference.
Yawuru man Patrick Dodson has argued that despite any good intentions, the scheme will fail unless there is “a buy-in from Indigenous communities”
Euahlayi man Ghillar Michael Anderson agrees and says it doesn’t impact on significant disadvantages.
Audio 1 – Michael Anderson
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says it’s an important tool to hold Government accountable.
Audio 2 – Nigel Scullion (ABC Audio)