The National Indigenous Reform Agreement

The agreement covers four priority areas and 16 socio-economic objectives. The Queensland government will develop a plan to implement the agreement and will continue to report on Queensland`s progress in annual reports. The Queensland government is advocating a new way of working with First Nations people to achieve better outcomes in health, education, employment and housing. This agreement reflects the Queensland government`s commitment to meaningful reforms to re-establish relations in partnership with Torres Strait Aborigines and Queenslanders. COAG 2012. National Indigenous Reform Agreement. Canberra: COAG. From 24 July 2017 www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/ _archive/indigenous/national reform agreement_sept_12.pdf 3. 95% of all 4-year-old Aboriginal 4-year-olds enrolled in early childhood education (until 2025) In 2008, all Australian governments committed to filling this gap, with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approving 6 specific targets and timetables (COAG 2012). The objectives are set out in the NIRA between the Australian government and national and territorial governments (COAG 2012). In May 2014, COAG agreed on a seventh enrolment target (PM-C 2015).

In December 2015, COAG renewed the early childhood education target (COAG 2015). Queensland is a signatory to the new national agreement to fill the gap launched on 30 July 2020 by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Aboriginal children have access to an affordable quality education system in the year leading up to Indigenous`s full-time schooling, Endorsed 01/07/2016 The Queensland Closing the Gap report shows the state`s progress in tackling the seven growth gap goals – and highlights positive results and potential improvements. The agreement focuses on the principle of cooperation and cooperation with Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders in development and political decision-making. For Queensland, this approach reflects our work to reorganize the relationship with Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders and the need to place greater value on the principle of self-determination in developing initiatives to improve outcomes for First Nations Queenslanders. Source: COAG Reform Council, Indigenous Reform 2011-12: Comparison of Performance in Australia For the 2014-15 to 2018-19 benchmark cycles, there is no evaluation report. For the 2013-14 cycle, the evaluation body was the Productivity Commission and, in previous years, the COAG Reform Council. In assessing the progress made by COAG initiatives to fill this gap, commentators noted that there were a number of problems. These include data limitation, agreement on progress points, measurement of trajectories achieved in different jurisdictions, and the lack of targets in certain areas (e.g. B justice).

For example, the goal of closing the life expectancy gap cannot be measured in some legal systems, it is the subject of an important debate on the methodology to be used to determine the life expectancy of Aboriginal people, and it does not respond to short-term interventions.