Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016

Posted on: 15 February, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Closing the gap Deaths Health services Policies Infants and young children Social determinants Education Social issues

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2016)
Closing the gap Prime Minister’s report 2016
Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This publication is the eighth Closing the gap report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. There have been some successes and continuing improvement in many of the areas critical to addressing inequality. While long-term improvements are evident, overall progress has been varied and meeting many of the Closing the gap targets remains a significant challenge. The report highlights the that it is a shared responsibility of all governments to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in order to meet the Closing the gap targets. COAG has identified Indigenous affairs as a key priority on its agenda and governments need to work together to pursue national reforms that will expand opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.

Abstract adapted Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

scroll to the top