Turnbull’s plans for national apology to sex abuse victims should take Close the Gap lessons into account

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the report says the government “effectively abandoned” its long-term goals just five years on from the establishment of the policy, in favour of short-term political demands.

“A revolving door of prime ministers, Indigenous affairs ministers and senior bureaucrats have all but halted the steady progress hoped for by First Peoples,” the report said.

“After the initial funding commitments made for the Closing the Gap strategy … the strategy was effectively abandoned with the extensive cuts, over $530 million, made to the Indigenous affairs portfolio in the 2014 federal budget.”

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