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Population growth and population distribution affect most areas of public policy. This paper examines the benefits that population growth and migration bring to Australia, whilst remaining aware of the challenges created by having a larger population.
The purpose of this agreement was to ensure that Indigenous people have a standard of housing, related infrastructure, essential services, municipal infrastructure and municipal services that provides a safe environment, complements healthy living practices, and contributes to improved health outcomes and quality of life.
Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of all Australians. It provides a platform for many of life's benefits, including stable employment, connection to the community and a sense of home. Unfortunately, many Australians are not able to access affordable, suitable housing with...
On 26 February 2009 the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made his first annual statement to Parliament on the Australian Government's Closing the Gap strategy, outlining whole-of-government objectives and strategies.
That statement was supported by a booklet outlining the whole of government approaches to Closing...
The Prime Minister reports annually on progress in Closing the Gap. This is the fourth annual report, tabled in Parliament on 15 February 2012.
According to the report: "This Closing the Gap report shows that the foundations for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage are now in...
When government leaders from across the country met in 2008 to agree to a framework for tackling Indigenous disadvantage, they set ambitious targets to address priority areas for change.
The Closing the Gap framework and the six targets set by the Council of Australian...
A new engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be one of the hallmarks of this Government. As this report highlights, no one should be under any illusion about the difficulty of swiftly overcoming two centuries of comparative failure. Nevertheless, it would be...
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.
This is the seventh Closing the Gap Report produced since targets...
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...