Closing the Gap

Partnership

In March 2019, a formal Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap (the Partnership) was established between the Commonwealth Government, state and territory governments, the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (the Coalition of Peaks) and the Australian Local Government Association. For the first time, Australian governments shared decision making with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representatives to develop a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement).

The Coalition of Peaks comprises over fifty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations, formed for the purpose of negotiating with governments to develop the National Agreement. The Coalition of Peaks represent the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled service sector. Members of the Coalition of Peaks are accountable to their communities.

Governments acknowledge that equal participation in the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the National Agreement is essential to accelerate improvements in life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Read the Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap 2019-2029 here.

For more information about each parties’ contribution to the Partnership, you can visit their respective websites:

The Commonwealth Government

Australian Government

The Coaliton of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations

Coalition of the Peaks

List of Coalition of Peaks members at time of signing National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

State and Territory Governments

Australian Capital Territory Government

New South Wales Government

Queensland Government

Victorian Government

South Australian Government

Tasmanian Government

Western Australian Government

Northern Territory Government

Australian Local Government Association

Australian Local Government