The purpose of this discussion guide is to assist Aboriginal Victorians to lead the design of a new accountability mechanism to keep government accountable to community in Aboriginal affairs.
This audit was undertaken to provide assurance that the Closing the Gap framework is appropriately governed, and that monitoring and reporting arrangements are being managed effectively and draw on accurate and appropriate data.
This report outlines how the Victorian Government is tracking against its commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians, as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.
This is the final report against the framework established in 2008, and marks a transition to the next phase of Closing the Gap.
Some targets seem easier to meet than others, while some are just plain unreliable. Here are four things we've learnt from the last decade of Closing the Gap policy.
The Uluru Statement’s plan for an Indigenous Voice should be put to a vote as soon as possible, argues Gabrielle Appleby.
In December 2016, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to refresh the Closing the Gap agenda ahead of the tenth anniversary of the agreement and four of the seven targets expiring in 2018. This statement responds to calls for the principles of empowerment and...
This document is a key output of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Evaluation Framework and covers evaluation projects, reviews, and evaluation capability development, which are planned to be conducted by the Indigenous Affairs Group of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2018-19....
The question that stimulated this critique was: how are healthcare stewards meant to restructure their corporate governance so that their healthcare services are more culturally safe and secure for Australia’s First Peoples?
The committee focussed its efforts on the central proposal for constitutional change made in the Statement from the Heart - the proposal for a First Nations Voice. The committee has also been mindful of the need to ensure that its recommendations are legitimate and acceptable...
The Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023 (the VAAF) is the Victorian Government’s overarching framework for working with Aboriginal Victorians, organisations and the wider community to drive action and improve outcomes.
The VAAF sets a clear direction for how government will ‘Plan’, ‘Act’, ‘Measure’ and...
The Community Engagement Report summarises the knowledge, expertise, thoughts and feelings shared by community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations and government as part of the VAAF refresh in 2018.
This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines the actions the department will take to improve opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff. The development process was led by the department's Indigenous Staff Network and RAP Working Group and helps to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and...
A bi-partisan parliamentary committee looking into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians has released its interim report but has failed to recommend any clear way forward for the issue to be resolved.
The inquiry into service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities presented a range of complex and contentious policy issues. This paper provides insights on the lessons-learned from conducting the inquiry.
Governments keep saying they will ‘work with’ Indigenous interests. But they struggle to do so – not just politically, but administratively as well. Using boundary spanning methods will help, but can existing public servants make the transition?
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.
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.