At-a-glance: Labor's Indigenous policies

The Labor Party says it is driving change and closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Here is a brief of Labor's policies announced so far.

- Support constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by passing an Act of Recognition

- Close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood education, in reading, writing and numeracy, infant mortality, Year 12 retention rates, tertiary and futher education rates, detention and imprisonment rates, and in employment outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

- $1.5 billion to a Remote Jobs and Communities Program to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into jobs and participating in remote communities.

- Improve acces to services for Indigenous people with disability via the Disability Care policy.

- $1.7 billion to the Northern Territory through the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing.

- $777 million to renew a National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Health.

- More funding for Indigenous students as part of the Better Schools plan.

- $5 million over four years to support Indigenous community-led approaches to strengthen individual and community social norms.

- $15 million over four years to develop and implement alcohol management plans and a Breaking the Cycle program.

- Support an Indigenous Community Development Corporation to unlock economic potential of native title and adjust native title taxing.

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