Minister must open dialogue to Close the Gap

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The new Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships must ditch Jackie Trad’s arrogant and high-handed approach to the portfolio and start working with Indigenous communities and the Commonwealth Government.

LNP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Dr Christian Rowan said Craig Crawford – Labor’s fourth minister for Indigenous affairs in three years – needed to recognise the State Government’s failures and work to reverse them.

“Like her Labor predecessors, Jackie Trad failed to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people living in Queensland,” Dr Rowan said.

“Labor is good at empathising with disadvantaged communities, but has done nothing to practically help them.

“It’s shameful that the Palaszczuk Labor Government is on track to reach just one of the seven national Closing the Gap targets.

“Labor needs to stop playing pass the parcel with this portfolio and concentrate on what really matters – and that’s improving the lives of Indigenous Queenslanders.”

Dr Rowan said recent disturbances in Aurukun and the scandal of Indigenous children being detained in police custody cells showed just how much work needs to be done.

Dr Rowan called on the new Labor Minister to work constructively with the Family Responsibilities Commission and the Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon. Ken Wyatt MP.

“Instead of fighting for Indigenous Queenslanders, Jackie Trad preferred to fight with the Commonwealth and the Family Responsibilities Commission,” Dr Rowan said.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government has failed Indigenous people for the last five years.

“Unless the new Minister confronts this failure head-on and takes a radically different approach, he will become the latest in a long line of failed Labor Ministers.”

 
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