Jobs, education, opportunity: Victoria’s path to Close the Gap

Local outcomes on better health, education, employment and housing for Aboriginal Victorians is in the spotlight today for National Close the Gap Day. Victoria has failed to close the gap in four of the seven original priority target measures and has recorded declining outcomes in education participation, Indigenous suicide rates and out-of-home care. Aboriginal Australian’s…

Public transport network not fit for growing regions, Infrastructure Australia finds

Many communities in regional Victoria are “highly under-serviced” by public transport, with flow on effects to liveability acting as a handbrake on potential population growth, a new report today has found. Infrastructure Australia released the 2022 Regional Strengths and Infrastructure Gaps report today, shining a light on the poor state of transport infrastructure across regional…