Closing the Gap targets widening in serious areas including incarceration and children in out-of-home care

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Indigenous Australians minister Linda Burney will table the report on Wednesday and call for closer work with First Nations communities.

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has given a powerful speech on what The Voice to Parliament means to her. This comes after Nationals leader David Littleproud announced the party will oppose the Voice. Read more:

Indigenous Australians minister Linda Burney will table the report on Wednesday and call for closer work with First Nations communities.

Mick Tsikas/AAP Image Key Points The Closing the Gap report is the first since the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.The Nationals confirmed on Monday the party would oppose the proposal after consulting with communities in a “genuine way”., attributing it to the influence of Indigenous Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, who entered parliament at the election and vehemently opposes the save articles for later.

Minister Burney will deliver the report to Parliament on Wednesday.Worsening targets include rates of adult incarceration, suicide and Indigenous children in out-of-home care.The Northern Territory Senator and former Alice Springs Deputy Mayor said there were marginalised Indigenous Australians who “do not agree” with the Voice as she hit out at the Indigenous Affairs Minister.Warning: this article discusses themes that may be distressing to some readers, including suicide.“A number of MPs have told me that the reason they were open to the Voice was that they have Aboriginal people in their electorates.The gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is widening in some of the most serious areas, according to the latest annual report.Stream more on politics with Flash.While some measures have reduced the gap, the percentage of Indigenous adults in prison and also deaths by suicide has risen as compared to the wider population.A Voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is the best chance we have and perhaps ever will have to address the injustices of the past and create change that will deliver a better future,” Burney said in question time.

Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney will present the findings of the 2022 Closing the Gap report to parliament on Wednesday.New to Flash? Try 1 month free.So this is just a complete turnaround for the National Party.READ MORE Nationals announce they will oppose the Voice to Parliament The first post-agreement report It will be the first report since the national agreement on Closing the Gap took effect and shows many of the targets are not on track.In 2020, an agreement between the federal government, the Coalition of Peaks, all state and territory governments and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) was struck, aiming to renew ways of working together to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians.Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi “For those who are marginalised it doesn’t mean there is evidence whatsoever that this particular Voice to Parliament is at all going to support these individuals.The groups agreed to improve 18 socio-economic outcomes across health, education, employment, housing, justice, safety, land and waters, culture, language and connectivity..READ MORE 'Refreshed' Close the Gap targets will focus on progress and achievement 'Mixed progress' calls for better collaboration But two years later only four of the targets are currently on track, while four are getting worse and others have insufficient data to assess their progress.“It also doesn’t mean you agree with this concept and we have to stop dividing our nation along the lines of race.But the decision does not have the unanimous support of the party room, with Nationals frontbencher Andrew Gee declaring on Tuesday that he remained a “long-time supporter of an Indigenous Voice to parliament”.

Worsening targets include the number of children who are school-ready, adult incarcerations, children in out-of-home care and deaths by suicide.Targets currently on track are the number of babies born at a healthy weight and children enrolled in pre-school.The landmark 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart saw Indigenous leaders from across the country appeal for constitutional recognition and recommended the government hold a referendum on the Voice.Pearson was equally scathing of Price, a Warlpiri-Celtic woman from Alice Springs, who he said was a “very compelling woman” who had been caught up in a “tragic redneck celebrity vortex” fuelled by right-wing think tanks.READ MORE Election 2022: Major parties' approach to Indigenous issues slammed Ms Burney said the latest annual report told a story of mixed progress, and that it is disappointing to see a lack of progress in a number of areas."The Closing the Gap architecture can only work when all parties are invested and there is a coordinated effort from all jurisdictions in partnership with First Nations peoples," she said.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Under the proposal, a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament would be a permanent body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that would advise government on policies relating to Indigenous issues."We have to work more closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make real and much-needed progress.The Institute of Public Affairs and The Centre for Independent Studies – they’re the string-pullers.They were better than the Liberals, better than some Labor Party people and this has been my experience for the last 10 years,” Pearson said on ABC Radio National.

" READ MORE Majority of Closing the Gap targets not being met: Productivity Commission More work to be done Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians Malarndirri McCarthy spoke on the disappointing targets on the latest Closing the Gap report.Mr Littleproud said the party had come to its decision after attempting to seek “comfort with the fact that this would close the gap”.Source: / Mick Tsikas/AAP Image Assistant minister for Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Health, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy said slow progress on the targets was "understandably frustrating" to so many First Nations communities and organisations."Any single person taking their life is a tragedy, but the rates of suicide in First Nations communities are alarming and a serious indication of the amount of work that needs to be done to support people and their well-being," she said.“We believe in empowering local Indigenous communities, giving them the power at a local level not creating another layer of bureaucracy here in Canberra,” he said.“The bullets are fashioned by the CIS and the IPA but."Giving children the best start in life is critical if we want to see more First Nations people achieve their full potential and live longer, healthier and happier lives." If this story has raised issues for you, call 13 YARN (13 92 76) or beyond blue (1300 224 636).“To give them some economic benefit of their land, to close the gap on domestic violence through the cashless debit card, making sure we have tactile policy that will shift the dial in education.” Pearson said Littleproud should hand the leadership over to Price, claiming he had completely capitulated to her views on the Voice before a referendum bill had even been put to parliament and a date set for the national vote.

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SBS It means more free money for aboriginals What was powerful about this beige speech. She managed to say that from humble beginnings she had risen to the top which say’s good things about our system right? Not to her, so she said that all indigenous are not represented so how will more unelected officials fix that?

Vote no to a racist referendum Wearing Gucci? When Linda was involved with ATSIC did she know what Geoff Clarke was up to? As someone has already mentioned, what of Jacinta Nampijinpa Price's speech, can we hear that as well. Or doesn't that fit your bias? Yeah I heard Jacinta Price's speech was pretty potent as well. Going to cover that one as well SBS? Nah, thought not. Balanced as always.

🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻 Dear , you are also financed by the taxes paid by people who do not support division of our society. Therefore it your duty to present their point of view. Senator Jacinta Price gave a very powerful speech on dangers of constitutional separation is Australian society. 'What a voice to parliament means to her.' She seems to have done pretty well with the voice she has.. Meanwhile, still nothing happens on the ground while another stifling layer of city slicker bureaucracy is being assembled.

'Dripping with Gucci': Price slams Burney as Nats oppose Indigenous VoiceSenator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has unleashed on Linda Burney accusing the Minister of “dripping with Gucci” while telling remote communities “what’s good for them” as the Nationals officially declare their opposition to the Voice to Parliament. 👏👏👏👏 Where was she when the Morrison Government didn’t do nothing … Look at the statistics Price then start flapping liberalism! If that’s all she’s got. She’s got nothin

Fuck what it “means” to anyone how about you tell us how it effects the voters Australia needs to hear much less from her and much more from Jacinta Price SBS Full on activist advocacy here by SBS Oh? Seems she's not the 1 with a powerful story to tell. Go have a chat with Theblackfemini3 I double dare you.

Reminds one of Nancy Pelosi, slurring and all. More emotional blackmail. Albo's poor story, now hers, though I wonder if it were as bad as they make out. Who cares what her ancestry is. Everyone is equal Powerful propaganda Racist, you cannot accept a racist policy in 2022 There is absolutely no real detail given. How anybody could want this put into the Constitution without knowing the details first is ridiculous. You do not buy a car without ' kicking the tires'. Emotive speeches mean nothing. Facts do.

Give her another drink hic and the details will appear

Voice to parliament ‘best chance we have’ to improve Indigenous lives: BurneyHer comments came as Indigenous leader Noel Pearson hit out at the “squalid little” Nationals for their decision to oppose the Voice, and Nationals MP Andrew Gee declared he remains a Voice supporter.

Hope is going to give equal airtime to JNampijinpa auspol Me thinks she can see a great gravy train. Why isn't this man in gaol? Over the past decade he's extracted $250m in taxpayer funds committed to a Voice based on consent from signatures to a blank sheet. Prior to that a small fortune for a costly imported education scheme that achieved next to nothing. Crime shouldn't pay.

Doomed to fail Now do Jacinta Price.

Voice to parliament ‘best chance we have’ to improve Indigenous lives: BurneyHer comments came as Indigenous leader Noel Pearson hit out at the “squalid little” Nationals for their decision to oppose the Voice, and Nationals MP Andrew Gee declared he remains a Voice supporter. LisaVisentin People like these are the problem. Part of the burgeoning aboriginal industry which has been a bottomless pit for fifty years. Until they all acknowledge the issues we’ll continue to throw money into the abyss for years to come, especially under Labor Govts LisaVisentin So its comes to this name calling & bullying because of an opposing opinion. So much for our democracy that apparently is not shared nor respected by some. The secrecy of what a voice to parliament will be and do will see it fail & politicians will only have themselves to blame. LisaVisentin Not a good advertisement for the voice.

Burney's emotional defence of Voice to ParliamentLinda Burney was given a round of applause by her Labor colleagues in Question Time on Tuesday after defending the Voice to Parliament proposal, a day after Jacinta Price's 'dripping with Gucci' remark. Can someone tell Australians what a voice to parliament will do and achieve?. Will it guarantee indigenous communities better health, education, schools, jobs, housing and safety for vulnerable & report to parliament on outcomes. Or will it be a gravy train for the few. abcnews I tend to agree with JNampijinpa. It’s divisive and disrespectful to put such a notion on the airwaves with so little understood. Of course, you could hear her jewellery clinking as they applauded.

Australian politics live: latest Closing The Gap report shows some targets getting worse; Morrison faces censure motionIndigenous affairs minister, Linda Burney, says ‘we can and we must do better’ on social targets; Labor motion over secret ministries scandal likely to pass this closing the gap biz is going on in UK Now it is here Woke madness is a creeping cancer Rich n poor peoples have existed since Roman time It is a fantasy dream mentalthealth CloseTheGap Digital health software needs to be designed to measure healthy and safe housing, income available for food, 24-hour heart rate variability, gut microbiome health (circulating butyrate, LPS), serum cortisol, stressors.

No public money for 'Yes' or 'No' referendum campaigns, Burney confirmsThe Albanese government will leave the 'yes' and 'no' camps to do their own fundraising in the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, rather than providing an even contribution from taxpayers. LindaBurneyMP So that means the “Yes” side already has a war chest. LindaBurneyMP Every time I hear her speaking she sound pissed. After all that we still have no billofrights