Queensland Closing the Gap Annual Report 2022


This first 2022 Annual Report (the Report) reflects on action to close the gap in Queensland and informs the next iteration of Queensland’s Closing the Gap Implementation Plan. The Report examines:

  • Queensland government’s ongoing significant, structural reforms that underpin how we share decision making with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • progress against Priority Reforms, highlights case studies addressing the Priority Reforms and outlines Queensland’s next steps for further embedding of the Priority Reforms;
  • baseline and historical data for each of the Targets, and measures progress against the baseline for Targets where data are available; and our Partnership actions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities.

This is the second year of the National Agreement. The agreed targets are national targets, as are the published trajectories. Queensland is committed to achieving the Targets and this Report examines Queensland’s progress against each target. As this is only the second year of the new agreement, Queensland’s progress against many of the 17 Targets can only be examined from a historical perspective. Progress against eight of the Targets can be measured, as additional data beyond baseline are available. Reporting in future years, once Queensland’s Implementation Plan has been embedded, and data are released from the 2021 Census of Population and Housing, will be more readily able to comment on progress.

A snapshot of the report is also available here.

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