Closing the Gap

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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.
Strategy

Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020

As the lead agency for the Australian Public Service (APS), the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) has a key role to play in reconciliation. This Reconciliation Action Plan provides a framework for the Department to become a more inclusive and diverse organisation...
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.
Strategy

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy 2020–24

This strategy provides an important framework to increase Indigenous employment outcomes across the Commonwealth public sector.
Journal article

Addressing the gap within the gap

The data in this report highlights critical truths about the ongoing impact of forced removal policies and has broad implications across the Indigenous policy landscape in Australia.
Report

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.
Article

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.
Report

We nurture our culture for our future, and our culture nurtures us

When Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are in control of the decisions that affect their lives, they have better health and wellbeing. This report calls on governments and policy makers to adopt the changes needed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and...
Report

Improving the quality of primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Improving the quality of primary health care is essential for Closing the Gap in health and wellbeing disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This is a final report of the CRE-IQI research findings and activities, with messages for action to...
Conference proceedings

Shaping the future: Indigenous people and cancer

The Shaping the Future: Indigenous People and Cancer 2018 Roundtable provided an opportunity to consider current issues and trends and envisage a future that best supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer.