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Professor Tony Dreise writes about Indigenous Affairs in this year's budget
Prof Tony Dreise, CAEPR Director, ANU
Friday 14 May 2021
The Federal Budget focuses heavily on politically sensitive issues for the Government.
Aged care and women’s initiatives are prime examples.
It is perhaps not surprising that the Indigenous affairs portfolio does not feature heavily in Budget 2021-22. This is not an entirely negative development, given that First Nations affairs is better served by good policy rather than opportunistic politics.