On Strong Voices this week we look at the announced by the Morrison Government of one billion dollars over five years of new funding measures to close the gap in a number of areas for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia has been
Also research shows that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children are born with much better eyesight than non-Indigenous children. But despite this, Indigenous people at the age of 40 have rates of vision loss three times that of non-Indigenous Australians. Rates of blindness are six times higher among Indigenous adults with Australia being the only high income country to still have the trachoma disease still prevalent in the community.
And Matthew Bonson a proud Aboriginal and Torres Straight Australian is a former member in the Northern Territory Legislative assembly serving from 2001 to 2008 remains passionate about helping his people and discusses the voice to parliament.