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Four of the seven Closing the Gap targets are not closing targets at all.
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It's about bringing Indigenous people into line with other Australians, but the targets are getting away.
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Closing the Gap is just another set of targets put in place by non Indigenous people, and will eventually be replaced by something else when the reality sets in, in 2018, that it has failed, that the rhetoric never provided a magic bullet to end our disadvantage.
To celebrate the traditional owners, I believe it's time that we replaced the monarch's face on our coins with faces of some of our most significant Indigenous people. When we toss a coin and call 'heads', I believe it should be an Indigenous Australian face we're hoping to see.