Closing the Gap review
Final report has been released
- Why the study?
- Engaging with us
- Draft report
- Final report
What we’ve been asked to look at
Parties to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap agreed that the Commission will undertake a comprehensive review of progress every three years. This is the first review to inform the ongoing implementation of the Agreement by highlighting areas of improvement and emphasising where additional effort is required to close the gap.Read the Terms of Reference Media release
Review paper 1
The Commission released its intended approach to engagement through the Review process. It set out the objective, principles and practices for engagement.Read Engagement approach
Review paper 2
The Review paper 2 outlined how you can contact us to share your views on our planned approach to assessing progress of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and how it is being implemented.
Initial submissions were due by 12 December 2022.Read Proposed Approach and invitation to engage with the Review
Review paper 3
Review paper 3 summarised what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations and government bodies told the Commission in the first phase of engagement meetings from July to December 2022.Read What we have heard to date — first phase of engagement
Draft report release
The Commission sought further information and feedback following the release of a draft report on 26 July 2023.
The report set out the Commission’s findings and recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap by highlighting areas of improvement and emphasising where additional effort is required to close the gap.
Submissions were due by 6 October 2023.Read the Draft report
Final report to Joint Council and release
The final study report was handed to the Joint Council on Closing the Gap on 24 January 2024 and publicly released on 7 February 2024.
This is the Productivity Commission’s first review of progress on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The key message of this report is that fundamental changes are required to deliver on the Agreement.Read the study report