14 Feb 2017

Redfern Statement - A call for urgent Government action

Today the ‘Redfern Statement’ will be presented to the Prime Minister on behalf of 18 leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations.

The 9th Closing the Gap report will be tabled in Parliament again today - and once again it will show few gains.

Policies and programs to close the gap must be Aboriginal led - by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. It is the only model has been shown to work.

The Redfern Statement calls for Aboriginal people for greater self-determination for Aboriginal people and the restoration of funding cut from the Indigenous Affairs Budget.