Closing the gap

Report

A report prepared by the Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Steering Committee
19 Mar 2019
175

To address the widening life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians, this report identifies three priority areas that must be addressed.

Report

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Productivity Commission
20 Feb 2019
233

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.

Report

14 Feb 2019
645

This is the final report against the framework established in 2008, and marks a transition to the next phase of Closing the Gap.

Report

14 Feb 2019
270

For the first time, the Queensland Government has produced a new publication, a 'report card' contribution which it says moves away from a deficit model towards one underpinned by community strengths.

Commentary

14 Feb 2019
271

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.

Other text

12 Dec 2018
23

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...

Journal article

5 Dec 2018
12

In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence and incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into national public health policies and frameworks as an essential requirement for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Nationally, this represents a significant shift in public policy...

Data portal

19 Oct 2018
68

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was a COAG initiative that was jointly funded by all governments and delivered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies. It was a central online source of research and...

Report

2018 Refresh of the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework and Closing the Gap
4 Oct 2018
2

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.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018
31

Governments have relied on a series of employment programs to tackle the employment gap, but these have not yielded positive outcomes.

Submission

5 Jul 2018
25

The Australia Council's submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh advocates for increased investment in First Nations arts and cultural expression, cultural maintenance, and First Nations-led culturally based solutions across portfolios.

Report

26 Jun 2018
153

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health's design, implementation and administration of primary healthcare under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program (IAHP).

Submission

30 Apr 2018
119

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.

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2018
277

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.

Report

23 Apr 2018
268

This report provides detailed information and analyses on the Closing the Gap targets, including the key drivers of change underpinning these targets. This report provides context for policy debate and discussion for the Closing the Gap Refresh, a joint initiative of the Council of Australian...

Submission

10 Apr 2018
234

This submission to the Close the Gap Refresh is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement.

Working paper

15 Feb 2018
704

The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The aim of this paper is to provide helpful information to consider when assessing alternative frameworks for measuring...

Report

12 Feb 2018
1346

In this 10th Closing the Gap report, the Australian government commits to staying the course with Aboriginal Australians, and working to help deliver a prosperous future. The latest data indicates that three of the seven Closing the Gap targets are on track to be met....

Report

8 Feb 2018
1557

Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap to date, and why they will not succeed by 2030 if the current course continues.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017
63

Australian governments have committed to work in genuine partnership with Indigenous leaders, organisations and communities, to identify the priorities that will inform how governments can better design and deliver programs and services, to close the gap.

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