Be a Voice for Generations

Over two decades ago our leaders stood together asking us to imagine a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. And today, we stand on the shoulders of those leaders, asking our nation to Be a Voice for Generations.  As we mark the beginning of Reconciliation week, which is commemorated by the success of the 1967 […]

National Close the Gap Day 2023

As co-Chairs of the Close the Gap Campaign, we represent 52 First Nations and mainstream organisations who—since 2006—have come together as allies to advocate for greater investment and changed ways of working to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity and equality to become a reality. Since then, 16 years have passed. Political and […]

A Voice to Parliament

In May 2022, when the Albanese Labor government was elected, the first commitment they made was to establish a constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. Since then, every state and territory government has indicated their support for this national reform, which is to be decided by referendum later this year. If […]

Step-change needed to make genuine and sustainable progress in Closing the Gap

The newly released Annual Report on Closing the Gap shows limited progress on the key targets for improving life outcomes for First Nations Australians. Initiatives that recognise First Nations leadership, provide genuine opportunities for decision making and strengthen and embed cultures will lead to positive sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing outcomes. As co-Chairs of […]

Download NAIDOC Week Close the Gap Newsletter 

As celebrations kick off across the country, we hope you can get out and celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To those who were nominated and to those who won this year’s awards, congratulations! Our website has launched! The new Close the Gap website is up and our ability to communicate with members and the public has never been easier. Thank you to Claystone Marketing for making the transition to our new site as seamless as possible. […]

Federal Election 2022

May 2022 Media Release The Close the Gap Campaign would like to congratulate Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister and the incoming Labour government on its electoral success.We welcome Prime Minister’s commitments to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Constitutional recognition and an Indigenous Voice to Parliament are mechanisms that can reset […]

22/23 Federal Budget

April 2022 Media release 22/23 Federal Budget The Close the Gap Campaign acknowledges the increasing cost of living pressures for all Australians and welcomes the interim assistance provided in the Budget announcements. Furthermore, as a Campaign, we welcome increased funding which is designed to extend already existing programs such as the Red Dust Program and […]

National Reconciliation Week 2022

May 2022 This year’s theme – Be brave Make change – reminds us of those who came before us. Those with courage, conviction, and the bravery to fight for our collective rights. We, as First Nations peoples, and we as Australians, live in a better nation because our Elders, our ancestors had the courage to […]