11 April 2018
What do you think are the key targets or commitments that should be measured in a refreshed Closing the Gap agenda?
Safe community, very broad I know, however evaluation of communities, where they are at and where experiencing difficulty may not be too hard to document. This will then provide significant good news stories to support the move away from a deficit model to the one of strength mentioned in the discussion paper. Safe community must surely impact on school attendance, self esteem, cultural practices, mortality, reading, numeracy, writing and so on. It obviously has a massive environmental social impact.
Local action, more young adult education together with realistic outcomes that can be achieved within communities around employment and other outcomes. Obviously this will vary between urban regional and remote groups.