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National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2016)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator Set
Indicator set type:Help on this termCOAG IGA
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611122
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 01/07/2016
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Through the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the Parties commit to working together with Indigenous Australians 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 six specific targets and timelines (COAG 2012a). The targets are set out in the NIRA between the Australian Government and the state and territory governments (COAG 2012b). In May 2014, COAG agreed to a seventh target in relation to school attendance (PM&C 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 five within a decade (by 2018)

3. ensure access for all Indigenous four-year-olds in remote communities to early childhood education within five years (by 2013)

4. halve the gap in reading, writing and numeracy achievements for Indigenous students within a decade (by 2018)

5. halve the gap for Indigenous people aged 20-24 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 five years (by the end of 2018).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2015) Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2017) Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017

Outcome areas linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

Indigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indigenous children are born and remain healthy Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indigenous children have access to affordable, quality early childhood education in the year before full-time schooling Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

Indigenous children have the same health outcomes as other Australian children Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indigenous people of working age participate effectively in all sectors and at all levels of the labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indigenous students meet basic literacy and numeracy standards and overall levels of literacy and numeracy are improving Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Schooling promotes social inclusion and reduces the educational disadvantage of children, especially Indigenous children Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

The Indigenous workforce age population has the depth and breadth of skills and capabilities required for the 21st century labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Indicators linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01—Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 02—Mortality rate by leading causes, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03—Rates of current daily smokers, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04—Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05—Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06—Under five mortality rate by leading cause, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 07—Proportion of babies born of low birthweight, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 08—Tobacco smoking during pregnancy, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09—Antenatal care, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 10—The proportion of Indigenous children aged 4 and 5 years who are enrolled in, and attending, a preschool program in the year before full-time schooling, by remoteness, 2016 Indigenous, Endorsed 18/11/2015

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 11—Percentage of students at or above the national minimum standard in reading, writing and numeracy for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12a—Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12b—Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 13—Attendance rates Year 1 to Year 10, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b—Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a—Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15b—Proportion of Indigenous 20–64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (survey data), 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group
Reference documents:Help on this term

COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2012a. Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. Canberra: COAG. Viewed 10 September 2014, https://www.coag.gov.au/closing_the_gap_in_indigenous_disadvantage.

COAG 2012b. National Indigenous Reform Agreement. Canberra: COAG. Viewed 10 September 2014, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_indigenous/indigenous-reform/national-agreement_sept_12.pdf.

PM&C (Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet) 2015. Closing the Gap – the Prime Minister’s Report 2015. Canberra: PM&C. Viewed 29 October 2015, http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc-indigenous-affairs/publication/closing-gap-prime-ministers-report-2015.

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