Media statement on the Productivity Commission Closing the Gap Study report

When nothing changes – nothing changes.

The life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT will not change unless there is a fundamental shift in how Government services, programs and policies are delivered.

Findings from the Productivity Commission review into the implementation of the Closing the Gap commitments released this week are very consistent with what was found by the ACT Audit Office in August 2023.

Read the full media statement.

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ATSIEB Secretariat

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Media release

09 February 2024


Acknowledgement of Country


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body acknowledges the traditional custodians of Canberra, and those who have made it their home. We celebrate their ongoing culture and contribution to the ACT and surrounding regions.