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The Close The Gap was launched in 2006, as a public call to action to address the health inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The purpose of the Campaign is to articulate and advocate for key priorities to take to governments. 

The RACGP is a founding member of the Campaign and a member of the Steering Committee.  

Close the Gap campaign report 2024

The themes of this year’s report are Progressing Voice, Treaty, and Truth; Leadership and Governance; and Building our Economies. 

They are explored through nine case studies, which are exemplars of Blak excellence. 

The themes speak to economic, social, political and cultural determinants of health that are crucial to commitments by Australian governments to closing the gap.

Prepared by Lowitja Institute for the Close the Gap Campaign Alliance Group March 2024.

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Dr Karen Nicholls

There is a generation of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who have known nothing but discussion around closing the gap. For future generations, we need to make improvements in a more holistic and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-informed and inclusive way.

Dr Karen Nicholls
Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty

 

Strong Culture, Strong Youth: Our Legacy, Our Future
Close the Gap report 2023

The 2023 Report again draws attention to the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led decision-making and self-determination in shaping a vision of health and wellbeing built upon a strong cultural foundation.
 

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Transforming Power – Voices for Generational Change
Close the Gap report 2022

This year’s report, Transforming Power – Voices for Generational Change, is a small collection of the hundreds of stories that catalogue the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led initiatives.
 

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Leadership and legacy through crises: keeping our mob safe​ 
Close the Gap report 2021

This year’s report was produced by the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s community controlled national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

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We nurture our culture for our future, and our culture nurtures us 
Close the Gap report 2020

With this report we have sought to reflect the reciprocal and cyclical relationship between culture and wellbeing, whereby nurturing culture keeps us, and our future generations, healthy and strong.

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Our Choices, Our Voices
Close the Gap report 2019

The stories profiled in this report illustrate that ‘our choice and our voice’ are vital if we are to make gains and start to close the gap.

Close The Gap - 10 Year Review
Close the Gap report 2018

This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap Strategy.

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