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Closing the Gap Review

The study has been announced

What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Engaging with study
  • 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

How to engage with the study

The Productivity Commission will engage widely, in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to determine how best to seek input to inform its work on this study. The processes for engaging with the study will be added to this page as learnings from the engagement process are made. Please subscribe to this study to stay informed.

Draft report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report at a date yet to be advised.

Final report to Joint Council and release

The final study report is to be handed to the Joint Council on Closing the Gap in December 2023 and publicly released shortly after.

Next milestone

Engagement processes for the study expected to be released soon.


Who are the Commissioners?

Romlie Mokak

Who to contact

Sal McCarthy
Ph: 02 6240 3262


Free call: 1800 020 083

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