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|Institution||Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs|
|Date||15 February 2012|
This annual report outlines the progress being made towards meeting the targets set for Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in the seven key building blocks:
The report highlights the significant improvements in the area of child mortality even though the gap still remains large.
The Australian Government's agenda for Closing the gap is driven by the need to:
The report states that even though improvements have been made, achieving solid results in the areas identified by the building blocks will take ongoing investment and time.
As with previous reports it is acknowledged that a partnership approach with Indigenous individuals and communities, corporate and community sectors is necessary to help 'close the gap'.
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