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NSW Progresses Closing the Gap Jurisdictional Plan

8 December 2020

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NSW Progresses Closing the Gap Jurisdictional Plan

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) and NSW Government have agreed on governance arrangements to guide the development of the NSW Jurisdictional Plan to deliver on our Closing the Gap commitments.…

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2020 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report Acknowledges Aboriginal Community Control

3 December 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) supports the findings of the 2020 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) Report, which detail the vital role that Aboriginal community-controlled organisations play in addressing disadvantage.

The report by the Productivity Commission has found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures create a strong foundation for building wellbeing in 32 key areas, and that successful initiatives shared the following characteristics by:

  • Addressing racism and discrimination
  • Sharing decision-making with Aboriginal organisations/communities
  • Addressing laws and policies detrimental to Aboriginal peoples
  • Including investment, collaboration, and coordination
  • Ensuring access to effective culturally safe services in line with community needs.