Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

A knowledge centre for evidence-based research on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse website is hosted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments initiative jointly funded by all Australian governments. It was delivered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

The objectives of the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse were to:

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was different from other knowledge centres in that it focused not on outlining the nature or extent of the problems, but on what works to overcome the problem. In line with this aim, the clearinghouse focused on identifying and communicating key findings from the following types of research:

The research made available through the clearinghouse is not necessarily limited to Australian or Indigenous-specific research and evaluations, but also draws on wider evidence that can be used to inform all phases of policy development and actions to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage. While its primary audience is government policy-makers and service providers, the clearinghouse would also be available to meet the needs of researchers and the general public.

The AIHW and AIFS were officially advised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in May 2014 that there would be no ongoing funding for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse after June 2014. All resources and publications currently on the website will continue to be publicly available. However once all commissioned issues papers and resource sheets have been released (towards the end of 2014), no new material will be added to the CTGCH website.

For more information about the Clearinghouse, please visit the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse website.

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