Indigenous organisations stress 10-year agreement is no substitute for a voice to parliament

Federal, state and territory minsters will sit down with Aboriginal organisations for the first time to work on Closing the Gap, after signing a 10-year partnership agreement, but Indigenous groups have said this must not be seen as a substitute for a voice to parliament.

The chief executive of the National Coalition of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (Naccho), Pat Turner, was due to co-chair Wednesday’s meeting in Brisbane with the federal Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion.

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