Closing the Gap Targets Widening in Serious Areas Including Incarceration and Children in Out-of-Home Care


In 2020, an agreement between the Australian federal government, the Coalition of Peaks, all state and territory governments and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) was struck, aiming to renew ways of working together to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians. This report is the first since the national agreement on Closing the Gap took effect and shows many of the targets are not on track.

The groups agreed to improve 18 socio-economic outcomes across health, education, employment, housing, justice, safety, land and waters, culture, language and connectivity.