This Agreement is a commitment from all Parties to set out a future where policy making that impacts on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is done in full and genuine partnership.
The Parties will listen to the voices and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and change the way we work in response. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been saying for a long time that:
they need to have a much greater say in how programs and services are delivered to their people, in their own places and on their own country
community-controlled organisations deliver the best services and outcomes for Closing the Gap
government agencies and institutions need to address systemic, daily racism, and promote cultural safety and transfer power and resources to communities
they need to have access to the same information and data as governments to drive their development.