NSW Partnership

In March 2019, the Commonwealth Government, state and territory governments, the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations and the Australian Local Government Association made a formal Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap. 

This agreement represents a genuine partnership between Australian governments and the representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

The agreement is based on the belief that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a say in the design and delivery of services that affect them, better life outcomes will be achieved. 


NSW Partnership

In March 2019, the Commonwealth Government, state and territory governments, the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations and the Australian Local Government Association made a formal Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap. 

This agreement represents a genuine partnership between Australian governments and the representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

We believe that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a say in the design and delivery of services that affect them, better life outcomes will be achieved. 


Working in partnership in NSW

The NSW Government is working in partnership with CAPO NSW and other partners to develop the NSW Implementation Plan. 

NSW Government 

Aboriginal Affairs NSW will lead and coordinate the work needed to meet the NSW Government’s commitments under the National Agreement. Aboriginal Affairs NSW will continue to work with Regional Alliances and Aboriginal communities on their priorities. 

Please click here for more information on Aboriginal Affairs NSW. 

CAPO NSW 

The Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations NSW (CAPO NSW) is a member of the National Coalition of Peaks and is made up of member organisations, including: 

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group

Link-Up (NSW)

Aboriginal Legal Services (NSW/ACT)

AbSec - NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation

First Peoples Disability Network

Young Aboriginal School Boy raising his hand

Governance 

The NSW Government and CAPO NSW have agreed governance arrangements to guide the development of the NSW Implementation Plan. 

The joint governance arrangements recognise that the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is key to the success of Closing the Gap in NSW. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must be able to make decisions about policies that affect their lives and communities. 

NSW Joint Council 

The NSW Joint Council (NSWJC) is the key decision-making group overseeing the planning and implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap in NSW. 

It is jointly chaired by:

Members include: 

The group is supported by: 

The principles underpinning the NSWJC are: 


Meeting Communiques

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Terms of Reference