The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Indigenous Australians and is working with states and territories to ensure mainstream schools policy and programs contribute to improvements in outcomes for all students.

New National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments to work together to overcome the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and achieve life outcomes equal to all Australians.

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Closing the gap information

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

The Australian Government is providing record levels of school funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Schools may also attract funding depending on the student’s or their school’s circumstances.

More information on school funding is available on the Quality Schools page.

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Quality Schools

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education strategies

Strategies relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and school communities include:

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2015
  • Reconciliation Australia's Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program
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Education Strategies