Since the last year of the McMahon government all successive governments have aimed to reduce if not eliminate Aboriginal disadvantage. It is universally agreed that while progress has been made, particularly in the area of legal rights, social and uneconomic rights have lagged both hopes and expectations. A lot has been learned about what works over the 40 years since 1972. Applying that knowledge continues to be problematic. At a time of unprecedented political focus on Aboriginal advancement the biggest challenge remains the how rather than the what. There are promising developments which provide a real prospect that government might break through the delivery barrier.
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Date: Tuesday 20 May
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