Closing the Gap

The NNTC is a member of the Coalition of Peaks, a representative body comprised of approximately 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations which is working with Australian governments to co-design the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Launched in 2008, Closing the Gap aims to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through reducing inequalities in areas such as life expectancy, mortality, education and employment. More than a decade on, many of these targets have not been met.

In March 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) entered into a partnership with the National Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks or CoP) to develop a new framework for Closing the Gap.

As the peak body for the native title sector, the NNTC represents the interests and views of Traditional Owners and native title holders, to ensure their voices are captured in the new Closing the Gap framework.

The partnership between COAG and the CoP is significant as it allows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to co-design the new framework for the first time.

Read more about the Coalition of Peaks.