A ten-year review: the Closing the Gap Strategy and Recommendations for Reset

This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap Strategy with its target to achieve life expectancy (health) equality by 2030. Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have…

Offering Solutions – National First Peoples Housing Programs and Agreements

The recent review of the National Partnership Agreement Remote Indigenous Housing program has highlighted shortfalls in the nation’s premier First Peoples’ housing program. The $5.4 billion scheme is opaque, complicated by multiple objectives, affected by poor governance and constantly changing policies. It has not fostered self-determination, First Peoples home ownership or business growth. Read the…