Growing coverage design and supply capability in Indigenous communities is essential to altering our report of failure on Closing the Hole. That is beginning to occur.
One of many few worthwhile coverage outcomes from the Morrison years was the “refresh” of the Closing the Hole course of, which positioned a heavy emphasis on co-design and co-delivery of Indigenous applications with communities.
That first half was a no brainer given the historical past of Indigenous applications and the clear proof that success depended closely on Indigenous communities not merely designing applications however delivering them as nicely. However the Morrison authorities in 2020 started the method of making certain that would occur, by funding capability constructing inside Indigenous our bodies to take part totally and successfully in coverage processes.
On Friday the Albanese authorities introduced funding for the opposite finish of the capacity-building course of, with 500 Indigenous well being staff to be skilled underneath a brand new program.