Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - coordination and policy advice

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Key Elements

The Australian Government will provide $11.0 m over three years to support ongoing leadership and continued coordination in relation to Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory.

The funding will also provide increased monitoring and evaluation, including a full evaluation of the impact of the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory measures in 2011-12.

Background

Ongoing leadership and coordination of the measures is necessary to support the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory, including continued provision of the management of governance arrangements, administrative support and policy advice.

A rigorous program evaluation framework is essential to understand the impact of the intervention in achieving the Governments targets in the Northern Territory. This measure will provide funding for: community profiles; impact studies and synopses; government activity monitoring; and a final evaluation report.

Implementation

Funding is provided for three years until June 2012

Total Government Funding

$11.0 million over three years.

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