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Closing the Gap Review

Review paper 3 released

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What is a study?

  • 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 has released its intended approach to engagement through the Review process. It sets 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 summarises 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 will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report by July 2023.

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.

Who are the Commissioners?

Romlie Mokak

Who to contact

Sarah Crawford
Ph: 03 9653 2297


Free call: 1800 020 083

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Related information

Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap 2019-2029
National Agreement on Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap Information Repository
Closing the Gap Opportunities

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