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Close the gap of Indigenous disadvantage

Comments on Kevin Rudd “Reformed COAG a one-stop co-op”, 1/07/2009, http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25715209-5013480,00.html

The Rudd government has done significant reforms to the federal relations and should be congratulated for those achievements.

The main agenda item for the next meeting is an important one. The gap of disadvantage facing our Indigenous people is big and should not be tolerated by decent Australians. The federal and state governments must find more effective ways to narrow that gap.

While I don’t necessarily share the view of big government and spending as the PM does, I do wish him success in his effort in closing the gap between our Indigenous people and our other people.

There is also a responsibility for the leaders of our Indigenous people in closing the gap. Indigenous people themselves have an important role to play. Let’s hope that all relevant people play their part wherever and whenever they can to do their bits to close the gap.

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