Uniting Communities supports self-determination for Aboriginal peoples by supporting communities to take the lead, and calls for the adequate resourcing of these activities. Self-determination is key to closing the gap. In our view, the Closing the Gap Strategy is premised on a deficit model and we would encourage a more strengths-based and positive narrative around the contributions and successes of Aboriginal peoples.
Click here for our submission where we comment on the following targets – Out of Home Care, Incarceration Rate and Justice, Housing and Homelessness. We must double down on Closing the Gap.