Refresh of the Closing the Gap Framework
In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), a partnership between all Australian governments to implement the Closing the Gap strategy to reduce Aboriginal disadvantage.
Closing the Gap was a response to the Aboriginal community-led Close the Gap campaign and is a national agenda that created seven targets to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people in the areas of health, education and employment.
In recognition of the approaching 10th anniversary of the Closing the Gap strategy, and with four of the seven targets due to expire in 2018, COAG determined to refresh the strategy in 2016 with new targets.
During 2017 and 2018, the Commonwealth Government convened a series of engagement workshops around Australia to develop targets and indicators for the refreshed Closing the Gap framework.