18 October 2019
Aboriginal community consultations on a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap are moving into their second week around NSW.
Aboriginal community members will meet in eight cities next week to discuss progress on the development of a new National Agreement, and what is needed from government and non-government sectors to make real change.
The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) of which NSW Aboriginal Land Council is a member, is leading the Closing the Gap engagements across the state.
Consultations to date have delved into the three main Priority Action areas: to develop structures to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people embed their expertise to Close the Gap; build Aboriginal community-controlled service sectors to deliver services; and ensure mainstream agencies undertake structural transformation to contribute to Closing the Gap.
Next week's consultations will be held at Dubbo and Newcastle on Tuesday 22nd October, Condobolin and Central Coast on Wednesday 23rd October, Cobar and Muswellbrook on Thursday 24th October, and Bourke and Tamworth on Friday 25th October.
Venue details and start times are available at the Eventbrite link below. Lunch will be provided.
Aboriginal community members need to register their attendance, by going to this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/nsw-coalition-of-aboriginal-peak-organisations-16575398239
If you are unable to make the consultations, you can still have your say through an online survey. The survey closes on 8 November, 5pm.
And you can find more information on progress, targets and Priority Action areas in the booklet "A New Way of Working" here.
Please see the list below for Closing the Gap consultation dates across the next three weeks.
Dubbo Tuesday 22nd Oct
Condobolin Wednesday 23rd Oct
Cobar Thursday 24th Oct
Bourke Friday 25th Oct
Newcastle Tuesday 22nd Oct
Central Coast Wednesday 23rd Oct
Muswellbrook Thursday 24th Oct
Tamworth Friday 25th Oct
Broken Hill Tuesday 29th Oct
Wilcannia Wednesday 30th Oct
Menindee Thursday 31st Oct
Dareton Friday 1st Nov
Lismore Monday 28th Oct
Coffs Harbour Tuesday 29th Oct
Kempsey Wednesday 30th Oct
Redfern Monday 4th Nov
Mount Druitt Tuesday 5th Nov
Bathurst Thursday 7th Nov
Albury Monday 4th Nov
Moree Tuesday 5th Nov
Walgett Wednesday 6th Nov
Aboriginal community members can register below: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/nsw-coalition-of-aboriginal-peak-organisations-16575398239