On Liberty EP17 Closing the gap

In this webinar, Jacinta spoke with Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Chairman and Managing Director of Nyungga Black Group, political strategist and author of recent CIS paper ‘It’s the economy, Stupid; economic participation is the only way to close the gap’.

In 2020, the federal government announced sweeping changes in relation to Closing the gap. In doing so, they have committed to setting unrealistic targets, while also omitting to address any targets for the reduction of violence against Indigenous women and children. In his recent paper: Warren addresses the clear gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. He writes, the gap exists for one reason, and one reason only – many indigenous people do not participate in the economy. The key areas of economic participation are having a job and setting up a business. Both depend on commerce and private enterprise.