The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) advised that the deadline for its Closing the Gap survey has been extended to 8 November because of significant interest.
The Coalition of Peaks encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations to use the additional two weeks to have a say on what changes are needed to improve their lives.
The online survey is part of a comprehensive set of engagements which also includes face-to-face discussions around Australia and consultations with its own membership.
The Coalition of Peaks is working with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap for the next decade, and want to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country have a say about what should be included in it.
The Coalition of Peak will take these views to the negotiating table with governments.
The Australian Local Government Association is part of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap, which will meet again in November to report on progress made and agree on key recommendations to present at COAG.
ALGA’s policy commitments have long stressed the importance of addressing Indigenous disadvantage.