Closing the Gap 2013

johnboy 12 July 2013

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Shane Rattenbury is taking some joy from the 2013 Closing the Gap report:

“The 2013 Closing the Gap Report shows that significant progress has been made in the last year to improve the life outcomes for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the ACT,” said Mr Rattenbury.

“When compared nationally, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans are more likely to have higher levels of education and training, greater participation in the workforce, lower rates of unemployment and to own or be purchasing a home.

“However, positive national comparisons cannot hide the fact that when compared to the rest of the ACT, we have a long way to go.

The Closing the Gap Report provides an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics in relation to education participation, health, economic participation, healthy homes, safe communities and governance and leadership programs.

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