AMA Submission to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Performance Audit on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage

21 May 2019

The AMA provided a submission to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Performance Audit on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage, which aimed to assess the effectiveness of the arrangements to monitor, evaluate and report progress under the Closing the Gap initiative.

The AMA’s submission asserts that the current monitoring, evaluating and reporting processes are inadequate and are ineffective in determining how well programs are performing. The AMA asserts that regular reviews of programs under the Closing the Gap initiative are needed to the improve the quality and effectiveness of services and to underpin the policy action necessary for the achievement of the Closing the Gap objectives.