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Closing the gap report 2019
The Closing the Gap framework is a national approach to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has developed six targets aimed at significantly reducing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, in the areas of life expectancy, child mortality, education and employment. The framework is underpinned by seven Building Blocks that support these targets: early childhood; schooling; health; healthy homes; safe communities; economic participation; and governance and leadership. This annual report series outlines progress made towards each target since 2008 and the Federal Government's priorities for the year ahead. This 2019 report highlights achievements and lessons learned over this period. Two targets, early childhood education and Year 12 attainment, are on track to be met, but child mortality rates, life expectancy, school attendance, literacy and numeracy, and unemployment have not been sufficiently improved. Note, this 2019 report will be the final report using the 2008 framework, as next year will see the transition to a new system. Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-153) The Closing the Gap framework is a national approach to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has developed six targets aimed at significantly reducing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, in the areas of life expectancy, child mortality, education and employment. The framework is underpinned by seven Building Blocks that support these targets: early childhood; schooling; health; healthy homes; safe communities; economic participation; and governance and leadership. This annual report series outlines progress made towards each target since 2008 and the Federal Government's priorities for the year ahead. This 2019 report highlights achievements and lessons learned over this period. Two targets, early childhood education and Year 12 attainment, are on track to be met, but child mortality rates, life expectancy, school attendance, literacy and numeracy, and unemployment have not been sufficiently improved. Note, this 2019 report will be the final report using the 2008 framework, as next year will see the transition to a new system.