New National Agreement on Closing the Gap marks historic shift to improve Aboriginal peoples’ life o
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australian (AHCWA) strongly supports the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, which has been signed by the Coalition of Peaks, the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, and the Australian Local Government Association.
For too long, Aboriginal people have experienced poorer life outcomes than other Australians, and have been excluded from decision-making processes that affect their lives. The National Agreement has the potential to change this, and to make a real difference to the lives of Aboriginal people and their families.
As part of the Coalition of Peaks, AHCWA has joined more than fifty other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled peak bodies to hold governments to account for Closing the Gap. In this work, AHCWA has committed to ensuring that Aboriginal people and community controlled organisations are at the centre of the National Agreement.
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