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)