Latest Closing the Gap News

Aboriginal women share their stories on keeping heart strong
Innovative council research receives funding boost
Report details health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Community organisations slam decision to continue discriminatory and punitive Cashless Debit Card
Family violence research helps in closing gap
Pat Turner – Recipient of Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association 2020 Sidney Sax Award
Preschool benefits Indigenous children more than other types of early care
Progress of measures in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2020 show mixed results
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué 4 December
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2020
Speech to Indigenous Allied Health Australia Conference: Fiona Petersen
2020 Budget caring for Queensland communities
Honours for Karen Jackson
Army’s new training centre boosts Indigenous development in Top End
‘disappointing’ NSW Budget holds back on funding for Walama court, First Nations
Evidence continues to stack up against Cashless Debit Card
Joint Council on Closing Gap meet for first time since historic National Agreement came into effect
NSW Law Society responds to NSW Budget
RACGP congratulates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Award winners
NAIDOC Week shines a light on healing
Australian Digital Health Agency joins Reconciliation Action Plan
Big 4 Banks Closing Gap on Brand Authenticity
Time to revisit ALRC report to close justice gap
Delivering NDIS: Improving Access For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
National preventive health strategy must provide healing for Indigenous communities
Budget 2020: Delivering for Jervis Bay Territory
World Mental Health Day 2020: NACCHO emphasises support needed to Close Mental Health Gap
McGowan Government investing in Aboriginal community safety
McGowan Government commits more than $750 million to enhance Aboriginal wellbeing
Post Budget Briefing
Million-dollar funding for macular disease research on World Sight Day
Cataract backlog to blow out without more funding: Foundation
Budget fails on Closing Gap
$2.5 million to improve health of First Nations families
Aboriginal health funding boosted, but infrastructure overlooked
Nation-leading target to end disproportionate Indigenous incarceration rate by 2030, as Greens pledge $20m
“We know what needs to be done, and we know it can be done,” NACCHO CEO Pat Turner’s message for World Heart Day
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communique 16 September
Under-reporting of hearing impairment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population linked to educational
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations provide comprehensive community-led solutions to deal with
University of Canberra’s new Ngunnawal Centre officially opened
New report shows importance of languages
What helps build a stronger Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce?
We need to Close Gap on health. But even official dietary advice disadvantages Indigenous people
Queensland to contribute nearly $10 million towards Closing Gap agreement
Government funding announced to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector
NACCHO upholds theme, ‘We are Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice’ on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Game on! Unprecedented $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure