We are a representative body of around fifty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled peak organisations and members. We have worked for our communities for a long time and have come together as an act of self-determination to be formal partners with Australian governments to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in share in decision-making in Closing the Gap at national, state and regional levels to improve the life outcomes of our people.
The Coalition of Peaks came together to change the way Australian governments work with our people. As community-controlled organisations, we work for and are accountable to our communities, not governments. We share a belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should have a meaningful say on policies and programs that impact on us through formal partnerships with Australian governments at all levels.
We are negotiating a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap (National Agreement) with Australian governments. The new National Agreement will set out how governments and the Coalition of Peaks will work together to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.