Closing the Gap

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework: 2020 summary report

This summary report provides an overview of the key statistics, and summarises the latest information on how Indigenous Australians are faring, drawing from the Health Performance Framework (HPF) performance measures.
Report

The Family Matters report 2020

This year’s Family Matters report is the first to be published following the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, which was entered into in July 2020. This report focuses on what actions need to be taken to address the over-representation and the outcomes of...
Article

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

Linking Indigenous communities with regional development: Australia overview

This report discusses key issues in demography, governance and policy, as they relate to Indigenous peoples in Australia. It focuses on the ‘governance of government’, including the difficult institutional environment that many Indigenous communities and organisations face.
Report

Indigenous Advancement Strategy — Children and Schooling program and Safety and Wellbeing program

The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...
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.
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.