Ken Wyatt says improving Indigenous Australians' daily lives is more important than constitutional recognition

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Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt says he's more focused on making the daily lives of Indigenous Australians better rather than constitutional recognition.

Ken Wyatt says he’s more focused on making a difference to Indigenous Australians daily lives than constitutional recognition.

“My focus has been on the things that impact people on a daily basis so these areas are critical,” he told SBS News.Last year, Mr Wyatt said the federal government intended to hold a referendum on constitutional recognition by mid-next year.“Let’s worry about that a little later down the track,” he said.

He wants to ensure this process co-chaired by Indigenous leaders Marcia Langton and Tom Calma is not confused with constitutional recognition.The Closing the Gap report found targets for child mortality, school attendance, literacy and numeracy, life expectancy and employment were not on track.Labor’s Indigenous Australians spokesperson Linda Burney described the report’s findings as an “absolutely dismal” situation.

 

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Looking very much like ScottyfromMarketing has Ken in an awkward position.

Bandaid approach that never gets to the root of the problem surely if you fix the systemic issues the other will follow

.. because his LNP colleagues will fight it all the way....

I agree but why is it either/or

Should be Minister who is an Indigenous Australian. He’s not fighting very hard for his people

BrettMasonNews About Time sanity prevailed..

Your a sell out Wyatt you can’t be in the LNP and support indigenous Australians

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