COAG 2012. National Indigenous Reform Agreement. Canberra: COAG. July 24, 2017, www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/ _archive/Indigenous Reform/agreement_sept_12.pdf The Queensland Government supports a new way of working with First Nations peoples to improve life outcomes in health, education, employment and housing. This agreement reflects the Queensland government`s commitment to meaningful reforms to re-establish relations in partnership with Torres Strait Aborigines and Queenslanders. The agreement covers four priority areas and 16 socio-economic objectives. The Queensland government will develop a plan to implement the agreement and will continue to report on Queensland`s progress in annual reports. Queensland is home to the country`s second largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. The Queensland government, through its national, national and local representatives, is working with Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders to ensure that the focus is on achieving long-term social and economic outcomes for Queensland First Nations. Overcoming Aboriginal Disabilities: Key Indicators (COAG) .
The Commonwealth`s total spending on its specific Aboriginal programs is approximately $3.5 billion per year. This large investment, maintained for many years, has so far led to pitiful returns. With the exception of the Commonwealth coat of arms and to the extent that copyright is made up of a third party, this publication, its logo and the design of the front page are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia. This is the first time that a national agreement has been developed and negotiated in true partnership with the Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders, both through their leaders and through community consultations in Queensland in 2019. The Coalition of Peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organizations, which represented the views of the Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders in this process, signed the agreement with the Premiers. National Indigenous Reform Agreement: Performance Assessment 2013-14 Doubts about the effectiveness of programs to fill the gap that plays a leading role in the strategic review of the financial department`s expenditure (2010). In his 2005 report on social justice, Tom Calma, Commissioner for Aboriginal Social Justice and Torres Strait Islander, called on Australian governments to work for equality among Aboriginal people in health and life expectancy within 25 years. Non-governmental organizations responded to Calma`s call, developed a national campaign for equal opportunities in Aboriginal health in 2006, and launched a close the gap campaign in 2007. This rights-based awareness campaign later led to a National Day of Breaking, which helped inspire intergovernmental action. In July 2008, the Rudd government established the National Indigenous Health Equality Council, and in November of that year COAG adopted the National Indigenous Reform Agreement, which sets six targets to fill this gap: the Queensland Closing the Gap report shows the state`s progress against the seven goal of reducing the gap – and highlights positive results and potential improvements. There is no evaluation report for the 2014-15 to 2018-19 baseline cycles.
For the 2013-14 cycle, the evaluation body was the Productivity Commission and, in previous years, the COAG Reform Council. According to the Productivity Commission`s 2012 report on spending on Aboriginal spending, direct spending by Aboriginal peoples was estimated at $25.4 billion. This represents 5.6% of total direct public expenditure.