Closing the gap

Data portal

19 Oct 2018

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was a COAG initiative that was jointly funded by all governments and delivered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies. It was a central online source of research and...

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

Governments have relied on a series of employment programs to tackle the employment gap, but these have not yielded positive outcomes.

Submission

5 Jul 2018

The Australia Council's submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh advocates for increased investment in First Nations arts and cultural expression, cultural maintenance, and First Nations-led culturally based solutions across portfolios.

Report

26 Jun 2018

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health's design, implementation and administration of primary healthcare under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program (IAHP).

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2018

Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part of the Closing the Gap Refresh ‘Have Your Say’ process. The views of these individuals have been consolidated into this document to ensure their longer-term availability.

Submission

30 Apr 2018

This submission focuses on the role of evaluation in ensuring Indigenous programs and services achieve their desired outcomes, and emphasises the importance of implementing a range of economic development targets.

Report

23 Apr 2018

This report provides detailed information and analyses on the Closing the Gap targets, including the key drivers of change underpinning these targets. This report provides context for policy debate and discussion for the Closing the Gap Refresh, a joint initiative of the Council of Australian...

Submission

10 Apr 2018

This submission to the Close the Gap Refresh is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement.

Working paper

15 Feb 2018

The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The aim of this paper is to provide helpful information to consider when assessing alternative frameworks for measuring...

Report

12 Feb 2018

In this 10th Closing the Gap report, the Australian government commits to staying the course with Aboriginal Australians, and working to help deliver a prosperous future. The latest data indicates that three of the seven Closing the Gap targets are on track to be met....

Report

8 Feb 2018

Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap to date, and why they will not succeed by 2030 if the current course continues.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

Australian governments have committed to work in genuine partnership with Indigenous leaders, organisations and communities, to identify the priorities that will inform how governments can better design and deliver programs and services, to close the gap.

Case study

1 Nov 2017

Cross-cultural collaborations, or partnerships between Aboriginal and mainstream services, are regarded as particularly crucial in facilitating community engagement and breaking down barriers to service delivery.

Report

14 Feb 2017

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government.

However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of the...

Audio interview

14 Feb 2017

Later today, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver the ninth Closing the Gap address to Parliament in which he'll argue his government is turning the tide on Indigenous disadvantage.

He'll draw on the latest Closing the Gap report which is expected to show...

Journal article

15 Jul 2016

The full potential for research to improve Aboriginal health has not yet been realised. This paper describes an established long-term action partnership between Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs), the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC), researchers and the Sax...

Briefing paper

16 May 2016

This report from the Queensland Government discusses how an action plan to respond to vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families will be developed.

Key priorities in Supporting Families Changing Futures include responding differently to the over-representation of vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres...

Discussion paper

31 Mar 2016

This discussion paper addresses what effective engagement means and how it works in policy development and implementation.

This is the second discussion paper for the Lowitja Institute on government engagement with First Peoples in Australia provides a review and policy analysis of national, State...

Report

10 Feb 2016

This 2016 Closing the Gap report shows, as in previous years, that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. It underscores the need for all Australian governments to intensify their efforts...

Report

11 Feb 2015

This report shows that although there has been some improvement in education and health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, most Closing the Gap targets are not on track to be met.

Abstract

This is the seventh Closing the Gap Report produced since targets...

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