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Closing the Gap in NSW - have your say

20 April 2021


As part of the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peaks (CAPO), we at the Aboriginal Legal Service are calling for your feedback on Closing the Gap.

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap is built around four priority reforms to change the way in which governments work with Aboriginal people. There is also a NSW-specific priority reform on economic prosperity.

The priority reforms are:

  1. Formal partnerships and shared decision-making
  2. Building the community-controlled sector
  3. Transforming government organisations
  4. Shared access to data and information at a regional level
  5. Economic prosperity, business growth and employment (additional for NSW)


We want to get your views about what is needed to drive these priority reforms and make the lives of Aboriginal people better. Your views will help to create practical action that could be included in the NSW Implementation Plan (NSW IP) to support Aboriginal people, communities and organisations in taking charge of their own lives and development. The NSW IP will include actions to achieve the priority reforms, funding, timeframes and accountability mechanisms.

Our Community Companion document has more information to explain what the National Agreement and priority reforms are, and the next steps for NSW.


Click here for the Community Companion document


Join the conversation

There are a range of ways to have your say!

Face-to-face - CAPO is holding sessions throughout NSW from 23-30 April. Visit the website here to find a session near you and register. Please note that the ALS will be co-hosting the sessions in Kempsey and Batemans Bay; other sessions are hosted by other CAPO members.

Online survey Online survey - If you can't get to a face-to-face session or prefer to participate online, just click here.
Ring CAPO or the ALS Ring CAPO - If you'd like to have a yarn over the phone, you can call a CAPO representative on (02) 6659 1202.
Send an email Send an email - If you'd like to email your views, please direct them to [email protected]


Please visit https://alc.org.au/capo-nsw for further information. Thank you for helping to create change for our mob!

Ways to Get Involved