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'Tell it like it is', Ruddock tells indigenous leaders

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on March 26th, 2002.

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Philip Ruddock, says more Aboriginal leaders need to be willing to embrace change so their communities can get past what some suggest is a sense of victimhood.

Mr Ruddock outlined a five-point plan for change at an ATSIC national policy conference in Canberra.

It includes shifting policies away from Aboriginal communities towards individuals and improving health outcomes.

Mr Ruddock acknowledged a new generation of Aboriginal leaders but said there was still a long way to go.

"The issues I have outlined so far serve to highlight the need for indigenous leaders who are prepared to take on the hard debates - not simply in terms of advocacy for their people but just as importantly as advocates to their people - those who are prepared to call it like it is," Mr Ruddock said.



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