Consultation Themes

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9 March 2018

The Closing the Gap Refresh consultations started in early November last year in Broome, Western Australia.

Since then more roundtable consultations and meetings with Indigenous organisations, individuals and communities have been held in Dubbo, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Echuca, Hobart and Launceston.

These ongoing conversations are an important opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, leaders and organisations to reflect on the past, acknowledge the present and help influence the next steps in Closing the Gap.

Issues like health, education and employment has been a common theme among consultations so far.

There is also a strong focus on the importance of early childhood development and families.

More consultations will be held around Australia in coming months.

For more information regarding attending the consultations please contact the Closing the Gap Refresh team on

We also encourage you to share your views on the future of Closing the Gap on the Closing the Gap Refresh website.