13.2 C
Byron Shire
August 20, 2022

More information on the Closing the Gap Agreement

Latest News

A matter of the commons

Michael Balson (Letters 3 August) writing about the Commons, has tried to place his interpretation on matters of...

Other News

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Bruns playground?

I have been fortunate to travel from Cape York Qld to Cockle Creek Tassie and as a grandparent always...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their...

The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

Commissioner Romlie Mokak. Photo Facebook.

The objective of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) is to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments to work together to overcome the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and achieve life outcomes equal to all Australians.

The Productivity Commission released the second Annual Data Compilation Report yesterday. It provides a point-in-time snapshot of data for monitoring progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, signed in July 2020.

Still early days

Commissioner Romlie Mokak said it is still early days, but monitoring under this Agreement will look to show whether the actions committed to, have occurred, and if the life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have improved.

The actions focus on governments working differently with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to embed shared decision-making, build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector, transform mainstream government organisations and improve data sharing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

‘While progress has been made toward developing the data we need to see if these actions are happening, we don’t yet have the data,’ said Mr Mokak. ’Developing these data remains an important priority.’

New information available

However, new information on the life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are now available. These data relate to the socioeconomic outcome areas in the Agreement and were released via the Closing the Gap Dashboard in March and June 2022. A summary assessment of these data is included in this Report.

Chair of the Productivity Commission, Michael Brennan, said this new information provides some emerging stories. ‘But it is still too early to say if lives are improving under the Agreement, as the most recent available data are for 2021 which is only one year after the Agreement commenced.

‘While it may be some years before we know for sure whether this most recent Agreement is working to improve people’s lives, progress will become clearer with each year of reporting.

The Annual Data Compilation Report is available on the Productivity Commission website at pc.gov.au/closing-the-gap-data/annual-data-report.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Let there be energy-efficient LED light

The shorter days and winter nights make after-work sport difficult for those wanting to keep fit, so the addition of LED lighting to local sports clubs allowing playing hours to be extended into the night is very welcome.

Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

The 2022 NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout is this week with participants across the state braving the cold to raise vital funds and awareness in support of local services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Toddlers take note: Ross Park is ready for play! 

A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

Bundjalung stories on Country

As first peoples we have an inherited birthright and a deep responsibility to try, as much as possible, to tread lightly on Country and read Country.