The National Agreement on Closing the Gap focuses on building better data and improving access to data. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, services and businesses need access to the right data and it needs to be presented so it can easy be understood and used to inform decision making.
Baseline data tables show the starting points for each Closing the Gap target by jurisdiction.
National trajectories charts have been developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for each numeric target with an agreed level of ambition by the Partnership. These charts provide a visual guide of the progress required from the baseline data to achieve the target. They show the magnitude of the improvement necessary to meet the targets within the specified timeframes. Progress against the targets will be assessed against the trajectories to determine whether the pace of change, if maintained, is sufficient to meet the target by the target deadline.
This data will be moved to the Productivity Commission’s Closing the Gap dashboard, once established.