Education is the most crucial factor in Indigenous Australians getting jobs and improving several social problems.
In spite of this, there is a big gap in Indigenous education outcomes when compared with non-Indigenous Australians.
In 2008, just 21% of Indigenous people aged 15-64 had completed Year 12, while the figure was 54% for non-Indigenous people.
We have identified two areas in particular that need increased focus and improvement- staff recruitment and community engagement in the formation of curriculum.
There are multiple ministers you can contact to push for commitments to improving these areas of Indigenous education.