Prime Minister's Press Release on the IDN

On 23 January 2020, the Prime Minister announced the engagement of the Indigenous Data Network in collaboration with Coalition of Peaks, to implement Priority Reform 4 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

On 23 January 2020, the Prime Minister announced the engagement of the Indigenous Data Network in collaboration with Coalition of Peaks, to implement Priority Reform 4 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

The announcement was made as part of an historic meeting with senior representatives of the Coalition of Peaks, a representative body made up of almost 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled peak organisations.

In a press release from Parliament House, the Prime Minister said that the Government and Coalition of Peaks would be working together, with the states and territories, to develop a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, which will set out our shared priorities over the next ten years to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As part of the National Agreement the Prime Minister committed $1.5 million for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data project to develop regional profiles of Closing the Gap targets, Priority Reforms, and other community priorities to support regional decision making between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Australian governments.

This project will be led by the Coalition of Peaks in partnership with the Indigenous Data Network and form of delivering on the new Priority Reform Four.

For further details, see the Prime Minister's communiqué here: Prime Minister Media Release

Find out more about Closing the Gap here: Closing the Gap Report 2020