Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made an address to parliament outlining the progress made in reducing inequality for indigenous people.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made powerful address to Parliament, outlining the progress made in reducing inequality for Indigenous Australians.
Political reporter Mia Greves joins me from Canberra.
The Prime Minister presented a mixed report card?
Since the last 'closing the gap statement' was presented to Parliament by former prime minister Julia Gillard there have been improvements in the area of infant mortality but there is still a lot of work to be done to keep Indigenous teenagers in secondary schools and there are also still huge problems with Indigenous employment rates.
Also there today was mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest, who the Prime Minister last year recruited to help him review Aboriginal employment programs.
The further this journey has gone, the more for me Aboriginal policy has become personal rather than just political.
It has become a personal mission to help my fellow Australians to open their hearts as much as to change their minds on Aboriginal policy.
And Mia, we're hearing more today about the sale of Medibank Private?
Ann, the sale of the government owned private health insurer has been on the Coalition's radar since John Howard's government but Fairfax papers have revealed the $4 billion sale is imminent with the Coalition paying a PR company $200,000 to sell the idea to the public.
I think it's ridiculous that $2,000 a day is being spent to sell something where the public don't even know that its for sale.
This is a complete waste of money.
And new MP Clive Palmer will address the National Press Club in Canberra shortly.
And he's promised to reveal all of his gripes with the voting system and his conspiracy theories should be entertaining.
Mia Greves there in Canberra.