Close the Gap

  • We Nurture our Culture for our Future and Our Culture Nurtures Us

    Last published: 19 March 2020Author: Close the Gap

    The 2020 Close the Gap Campaign report, again written by the Lowitja Institute and to be released on 19 March 2020, sets out a blueprint for change, presenting 14 recommendations for Australian governments that must be urgently implemented to avoid further preventable deaths and protect Indigenous health, wellbeing, culture and Country.

    Read(pdf 29.41 MB)
  • Failure to Close the Gap puts Indigenous Communities at Risk

    Last published: 13 March 2020Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    The Close the Gap Campaign is cancelling its public events to mark Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    The Close the Gap Campaign report will still be launched online on Close the Gap Day – this Thursday 19 March 2020.

    You can show your support by signing the Close the Gap campaign pledge at https://antar.org.au/closethegappledge.

    Follow #CloseTheGap, #closethegapday, #nurtureculturefuture and @closethegapOZ for more details.

    You can read more about the Close the Gap Campaign on the ANTaR website at www.antar.org.au/closethegap

    Read(pdf 121.86 KB)
  • Standing Still is Intollerable: Close the Gap Campaign Media Release

    Last published: 12 February 2020Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Close the Gap Co-Chairs media release responding to the Prime Minister's Closing the Gap Report 2020.

    “Preventable diseases continue to take young lives while unrelenting deaths in custody and
    suicide rates twice that of other Australians continue to shame us all. As governments
    reshape the Closing the Gap strategy, we cannot afford for the mistakes of the past to be
    repeated.“

    Read more in the full media release

    Read(pdf 183.59 KB)
  • Petition - National Close the Gap Day 2020

    Last published: 22 January 2020Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Petition available to use for National Close the Gap Day 2020.

    Help gather supporter for this year's call to action. Send us back as many of these filled sheets as possible to Close the Gap Campaign, PO Box 77 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

    File size: Less than 1MB

    Read(pdf 386.85 KB)
  • Our Choices Our Voices

    Last published: 21 March 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    A report prepared by the Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Steering Committee.

    Following on from the 10-year review in 2018, the 2019 report identifies urgent prioritie themes of the Close the Gap Campaign such as:

    • Targeted, needs-based primary health care
    • Responsive health care system
    • Good housing for good health.

    The success stories highlighted in this report demonstrate that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are involved in the design of the services they need, we are far more likely to achieve success.

    Read(pdf 14.66 MB)
  • Our Choices, Our Voices - Celebrating Success on National Close the Gap Day

    Last published: 21 March 2019Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Rod Little, will today release the 2019 Close the Gap report.

    “The report highlights the incredible work being carried out by Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Read More in the Close the Gap Campaign's Media Release

    Read(pdf 123.9 KB)
  • 2019 NSW State Election Scorecard

    Last published: 19 March 2019Author: ANTaR
    Read(pdf 292.79 KB)
  • Election Scorecard response from The Greens

    Last published: 18 March 2019Author: David Shoebridge
    Read(pdf 149.16 KB)
  • Election Scorecard response from Labor

    Last published: 18 March 2019Author: David Harris MP
    Read(pdf 2.9 MB)
  • Media release following Prime Minister Morrison's 2019 Closing the Gap Report statement

    Last published: 14 February 2019Author: Close the Gap

    The Close the Gap Campaign media release following Prime Minister Morrison's 2019 Closing the Gap Report statement to Parliament.

    "Indigenous involvement and participation in this important national strategy is vital. It really is the only way forward, because we know that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are included in the design and delivery of services that impact their lives, the outcomes are far better."

    Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chairs: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO and the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Rod Little.

    Read(pdf 119.04 KB)
  • PM's Report 2019

    Last published: 14 February 2019Author: Department of Premier and Cabinet

    Annual report from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet regarding progress made towards the targets from the national Closing the Gap strategy. 

    Read(pdf 13.26 MB)
  • Achieving Indigenous Health Equality through the Close the Gap Campaign

    Last published: 13 February 2019Author: Close the Gap

    The Close the Gap Campaign has released its 2019 priorities for the next government of Australia.  The proposed policy agenda will, if fully funded and implemented, provide a pathway forward for an incoming government to achieve tangible improvements in life expectancy and other key health indicators.

    Read more.

    Read(pdf 662.66 KB)
  • My Life My Lead: Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations 2017

    Last published: 22 January 2019Author: Department of Health

    My Life My Lead: Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations 2017

    Read(pdf 4.62 MB)
  • Closing the Gap Statement of Intent 2008

    Last published: 18 December 2018

    The initial Close the Gap Indigenous Health Equality Summit Statement of Intent 2008. 

    Read(pdf 282.17 KB)
  • COAG Statement on the Closing the Gap Refresh

    Last published: 12 December 2018Author: COAG

    Council of Australian Governments (COAG) statement outlining the outcomes of the most recent COAG meeting regarding the Closing the Gap Refresh process.

    Read(pdf 411.73 KB)
  • PM's Report 2018

    Last published: 22 February 2018Author: Department of Prime Minster and Cabinet

    Annual report from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet regarding progress made towards the targets from the national Closing the Gap strategy.

    Read(pdf 7.79 MB)
  • Close the Gap: A Ten-Year Review

    Last published: 8 February 2018Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy with its target to achieve life expectancy equality by 2030.  Ten-years after its commencement it is time to critically analyse why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap.  

    Read(pdf 15.4 MB)
  • PM's Report to Parliament 2017

    Last published: 14 February 2017Author: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

    Annual report from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet detailing progress towards the National Closing the Gap Strategy. 

    Read(pdf 7.17 MB)
  • Close the Gap - Progress and Priorities Report 2017

    Last published: 1 February 2017Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee Progress and Priorities Report 2017 

    Read(pdf 9.06 MB)
  • Close the Gap - Progress and Priorities Report 2016

    Last published: 9 February 2016Author: Close the Gap Campaign

    The message from the Close the Gap Campaign is clear. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality is an issue of growing national concern. We can and want to be the generation that closes the gap but we must stay the course and keep our attention and resources focused on this goal. The health gap has rightfully been described as a stain on our nation, and this generation has the opportunity and responsibility to remove it. 

     

    Read(pdf 1.15 MB)