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Closing the gap: report 2020

The Commonwealth Government has delivered an annual report on progress on Closing the Gap since the National Indigenous Reform Agreement was established. This report points to the future, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people share ownership to improve life outcomes for current and future...
Strategy

National Agreement on Closing the Gap

This agreement arises from a commitment from all Australian governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to a fundamentally new way of developing and implementing policies and programs that impact on the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Report

National Indigenous reform agreement (Closing the Gap)

This National Indigenous Reform Agreement has been established to frame the task of Closing the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It sets out the objectives, outcomes, outputs, performance indicators and performance benchmarks agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
Article

We need to Close the Gap on health. But even official dietary advice disadvantages Indigenous people

Recently announced Closing the Gap targets aim to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, however, culturally safe dietary advice needs to be included in these targets.
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Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here’s how

This article explores how to better address the missed targets in the 2020 Closing the Gap Report.
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For the first time, Closing the Gap has a higher education target – here’s how to achieve it

The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap has a higher education target for the first time. This article investigates what educational and social barriers must be overcome to achieve this.
Report

It’s the economy, stupid: economic participation only way to Close the Gap

Indigenous policy needs to get back to these fundamentals, with a focus on school attendance, jobs and creating the environment for Indigenous business creation — especially in remote and regional Indigenous communities, argues Warren Mundine in this analysis report.
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A report on engagements with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform a new national agreement on Closing the Gap

This report reflects on what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people told the Coalition of Peaks and Australian governments what should be included in a new, national agreement on Closing the Gap.
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COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help one million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to this Grattan Institute report.
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Yes, we need to Close the Gap on health. But many patients won’t tell hospitals they’re Indigenous for fear of poorer care

There is an increase of Indigenous patients not revealing their respective cultural identities when receiving healthcare, this article explores the needs for further investigation into why this is occurring.