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Aborigines in the news

Arnhem Land, Australia.
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The BBC writes that a report has come out in Australia about Aboriginal social and economic trends. The report is not good:

The report measured 50 key indicators of disadvantage, and found that there has been no improvement in 80% of them.

There have been no gains, for instance, in literacy or numeracy rates.

In an otherwise bleak assessment, one of the few areas of improvement was employment.

Prim Minister Mr Rudd

called this a devastating report which was unacceptable and required decisive action.

The BBC article has links to several other stories about Aborigines living in Australia today:

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