efe-epaSydney, Australia

Australia has promised to meet 16 new objectives to close the inequality gap that separates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of its population, the country’s prime minister announced Thursday.

The agreement of the federal government, as well as the states and territories, which includes the participation of indigenous communities, comes after the failure of a similar plan implemented in 2008, when the then-Labor leader Kevin Rudd apologized for injustices. EFE-EPA