Priority Reform 1

Formal partnerships and shared decision-making



There will be formal partnership arrangements to support Closing the Gap in place between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments in place in each state and territory enshrining agreed joint decision-making roles and responsibilities and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have chosen their own representatives.

Development of measurement of targets and indicators under the Priority Reforms is occurring across phases (see section 2 Monitoring the implementation of the Priority Reforms in the Closing the Gap Annual Data Compilation Report July 2023 ).

Supporting indicators

Output indicator

  • Partnerships reviewed (new or existing) meeting the ‘strong partnership elements’
  • Number of partnerships by function, such as decision-making or strategic

Outcome indicator

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