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Stan Grant and Neil Mitchell debate indigenous issues on 3AW Mornings

Australia needs to ‘look around and see what it’s created’ if it wants to close the gap with indigenous Australia, says Stan Grant.

The well-known Sky News journalist has become an internet sensation after delivering a speech in which he said the ‘Australian dream’ was ‘rooted’ in racism.

He spoke with Neil Mitchell about indigenous affairs ahead of Australia Day, in which the 3AW Mornings host asked what needed to be done to solve indigenous issues.

‘That’s been so difficult,’ Grant replied.

‘All I can say is if you want the answer, look around and see what Australia has created.’

Click PLAY below to hear Stan Grant’s powerful speech.

While Neil Mitchell said there was no doubt appalling things had happened in the past, he said Australians shouldn’t carry ‘collective responsibility’ for how indigenous people were treated in the past.

He cited a productivity commission report which revealed $30 billion was spent on Indigenous people last year ? more than defence ($26 billion) and hospitals ($16 billion).

‘You can say it’s not working well enough but you can’t say white Australia isn’t trying,’ he said.

Click PLAY below to hear Stan Grant’s interview with Neil Mitchell.

Click PLAY below to hear Neil Mitchell’s editorial on 3AW.