Closing the Gap results mixed

Written on the 14 November 2017

Closing the Gap results mixed

Federal funding for indigenous West Australians has dropped almost 3 per cent, according to the latest Productivity Commission Report.

According to the Indigenous Expenditure Report 2017 released by the Productivity Commission, the Australian government spent an estimated $33.4 billion on programs and services delivered to indigenous Australians in 2015-16.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt, however, expressed his disappointment after the report found that direct expenditure on indigenous West Australians had fallen by 2.6 per cent.

In response to the report, Mr Wyatt said the McGowan Government would continue to re-invest in regional communities and was committed to Closing the Gap initiatives.

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Source: North West Telegraph


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