National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2019)
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Through the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the Parties commit to working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Close the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage.
In 2008, all governments in Australia committed to work towards Closing the Gap, with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreeing to 6 specific targets and timelines (COAG 2012). The targets are set out in the NIRA between the Australian Government and the state and territory governments (COAG 2012). In May 2014, COAG agreed to a seventh target in relation to school attendance (PM&C 2015). In December 2015 COAG renewed the early childhood education target (COAG 2015).
COAG has agreed to the following targets:
1. close the gap in life expectancy within a generation (by 2031)
2. halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under 5 within a decade (by 2018)
3. ensure 95% of all Indigenous 4 year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education (by 2025)
4. halve the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade (by 2018)
5. halve the gap for Indigenous people aged 20–24 years in Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates (by 2020)
6. halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade (by 2018)
7. close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous school attendance within 5 years (by the end of 2018).
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