23 April 2019

Closing the gap: Report 2019

This is the 11th report on "Closing the Gap" which has aimed to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with particular respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement and employment outcomes. It details the Commonwealth, State and Territory Government 's progress towards meeting the seven targets for addressing Indigenous disadvantage. Only two targets are on  track to be met; early childhood education and year 12 attainment. In contrast, the targets for halving the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous child mortality and in life expectancy; closing the gap in school attendance; halving the gap in reading and numeracy and in employment are not on track to be met.