ACT Closing the Gap Report
Report and Government Response to the ATSIEB Act
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AGREEMENT 2015-18
The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015-2018 sets out the commitment of the ACT Government and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body to work together to recognise and respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT and surrounding region and their communities.
A key community theme identified by the community for action through the Agreement was ‘Strong Families’ and this was supported by the final stakeholder consultations. The Agreement sets out the ACT Government’s commitment to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to improve the delivery of health, housing, economic and social services.
The Agreement includes a Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation, ACT Relationship Principles and ACT Key Focus Areas. The focus areas for action are:
- cultural identity
- healthy mind, healthy body
- feeling safe
- connecting the community
- employment and economic independence;and
The Agreement is part of an ongoing process which will include an implementation plan.