Prime Minister's Speech to Parliament on the IDN

On 12 February 2020, the Prime Minister made a speech to Parliament in which he reiterated the government's commitment to working together with the Coalition of Peaks and the Indigenous Data Network on the development of Closing the Gap Priority Reform 4.

On 12 February 2020, the Prime Minister made a speech to Parliament in which he reiterated the government's commitment to working together with the Coalition of Peaks and the Indigenous Data Network on the development of Closing the Gap Priority Reform 4.

The speech 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.

"A vital part of empowering Indigenous communities, is giving them the data and information to inform their decision making. That’s why we’ve just committed $1.5 million to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led data project", said the Prim Minister.

"It’s about supporting local decision-making, and it’s supporting the Coalition of Peaks in partnership with the Indigenous Data Network at the University of Melbourne, to develop regional profiles for Closing the Gap targets."

"It will mean having richer and more localised data to inform programs designed by and for local communities."

Read the Prime Minister's address here: Address, Closing the Gap Statement to Parliament

Read the Closing the Gap Report here: Closing the Gap Report 2020

Find out more about the Coalition of Peaks here: Coalition of Peaks