Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

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The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) wants to hear your views on what is needed to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) is working with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop a new National Agreement that will set out efforts over the next ten years to help close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

This is the first time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies will have an equal say in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the policy framework. The aim is to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have an opportunity to contribute their voice.

The Coalition of Peaks also wants to hear your views on what is needed to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You can share your views by completing the online survey before 5pm, 25 October 2019.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the key agents of change in Closing the Gap and must be granted agency in the development and implementation of policies and programs that impact their lives. 

- Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap 2019

About the Coalition of Peaks

The Coalition of Peaks is a representative body comprised of around forty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peaks organisations that have come together to have their collective voice heard on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on The Coalition of Peaks, The Joint Council and The Partnership Agreement, go to: www.naccho.org.au/ programmes/coalition-of-peaks