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The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) tabled the following documents:

 Indigenous Australians—Closing the gap—

  Ministerial statement by the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard), dated 6 February 2013.

  Prime Minister's report 2013—Closing the gap.

Senator Siewert, by leave, moved—That the Senate take note of the documents.

Document: Senator Siewert, by leave, tabled the following document:

 Indigenous Australians—Closing the gap—Shadow report on Australian governments' progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians—Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee, dated February 2013.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.