Closing the Gap

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Survey - Priority Reforms and Socio-Economic Outcomes

In July 2020, the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap was signed by Australian Governments and the National Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks).

As part of its commitment within the NSW Partnership, NSW CAPO will continue to lead engagements with Aboriginal communities. This round of engagements will build on the previous 2019 and 2021 engagement sessions in NSW. We would like the NSW Aboriginal community’s input into the 17 Socio Economic targets and ‘how’ do we achieve these goals.

This survey covers 13 topic areas around the Priority Reforms and Socio-Economic Outcomes of the Closing the Gap National Agreement. You are invited to complete all topic areas or only areas of interest. Please navigate through the survey and complete what is relevant for you. Specific information around Priority Reforms and Socioeconomic Outcomes can be found in the NSW Implementation Plan 2021 (link below).

We strongly recommend you read the 2022 Community Companion before completing this survey. You can find copies of the Community Companion, NSW Implementation Plan 2021 and the Community Engagement Summary 2021 at the top of this page.
The survey results and any quotes used are deidentified and results will be reported collectively.

2022 NSW Closing the Gap Community Consultations

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As part of our commitment to regular and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal communities under the Closing the Gap agreement, NSW CAPO is hosting over 30 Community Consultation sessions across NSW.

The Community Consultations are an opportunity for Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations to guide the development of the Closing the Gap NSW Implementation Plan for 2022-2024.

The Consultations will be held from 28 February – 31 March 2022. They will detail how previous consultations have shaped a range of initiatives that have been developed across the Closing the Gap Priority Reform areas and Socio-Economic Outcome targets to address the needs previously identified by communities.

We now need to hear from Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations about these initiatives before the NSW Implementation Plan is drafted, to make sure we’re on the right track. We also need to hear from you to make sure that future initiatives being developed to address the Priority Reform areas and Socio-Economic Outcome targets are driven by community voices and designed for community interests.

Focus Areas - Socio-Economic Outcomes

The 17 socio-economic outcomes have been identified in focus areas that include education, employment, health and wellbeing, justice, safety, housing, land and waters, and languages.

The Engagement Sessions group these reforms and outcomes into 13 focus areas that you can attend.

Register below for Updates on NSW CAPO and Closing the Gap

NSW CAPO and NSW Government are the New South Wales signatories to the Closing the Gap National Partnership Agreement and work in partnership with other organisations and agencies on Closing the Gap across the state.

Register for Online Information Sessions

NSW CAPO are engaging the community again and want to have a yarn with you about Closing the Gap and the next steps for you to have your say.

Information sessions will be run the week commencing the 8th November to discuss the overall approach to the online engagements.

The online engagements will commence the week of the 15th November 2021.

We are hosting a number of Information sessions that will let you know:

• Who NSW CAPO is,

• What is going on with Closing the Gap,

• What you need to do to attend the Information/Engagement sessions, and

• What each of the focus areas talks will be about

To register, select a date and enter your details below:

Register for Online Engagement Sessions

As committed during the Closing the Gap Engagements in April 2021, we are reporting back to community on what we've heard.

NSW CAPO is pleased to invite you to the second round of 2021 Engagement Sessions around Closing the Gap. The National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap is built around four Priority Reforms and 17 Socio Economic Outcomes to change the way in which governments work with Aboriginal People.

To register, select a date and enter your details below: