Today the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon. Ken Wyatt MLA, and the Lead Convener, Coalition of Peaks, Ms Patricia Turner, launched the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
This is an historic occasion, being the first National Agreement to be developed in genuine equal partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through their representatives on the national Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks).
The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap is an ambitious ten-year commitment by the national Coalition of Peaks, the Australian Government, all State and Territory Governments and the Australian Local Government Association, to improve life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens.
It contains four priority reform areas, a suite of ambitious socio-economic targets, and aims to improve accountability by parties to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
Detailed information on the National Agreement.