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Flat White

A lack of accountability is the biggest issue in Indigenous affairs

23 September 2016

7:48 AM

23 September 2016

7:48 AM

For too long governments have convinced themselves they are contributing to better Indigenous outcomes simply because they are spending money on Indigenous programs.

As a result of the belief that money equals results, any funding cuts are fiercely challenged. A prime example of this is the Redfern Statement — a lengthy document developed by 18 Indigenous groups during the last federal election, backed and supported by organisations such as the Close the Gap Steering Committee and Amnesty International.

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