Closing the Gap: Next Steps

Learning Communities Presents: Closing the Gap - What are the next steps for improving Health and Education outcomes for Indigenous Australians?

Come along to the ANU Law Library Theatre to hear a panel of Indigenous Policy experts discuss what should be done next to Close the Gap. Panel Members include:

- Richard Spencer | Commissioner of Social Policy at the Australian Government's Productivity Commission, extensive experience in social service delivery, serving in CEO roles in the not-for-profit sector across community services, disability services and cross-cultural education. Former CEO of The Benevolent Society, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs in New York

- Darren Brady | Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) ACT Manager.

- Fiona Petersen | Wuthathi Traditional Owner, Torres Strait Islander, Deputy CEO at The Healing Foundation, CBE Alumni and former Manager of Business and Operations at Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre ANU, BIC Group Training and Consulting Director, former Chairperson for ACT Indigenous and Torrest Straight Islander Education Consultative group, former Director ACT Torrest Strait Islander Corporation.

- Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle | Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and Director of the newly created Policy Experiments Lab. He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Education from Monash University. He also has a PhD in Public Policy from the ANU where he wrote his thesis on the benefits of and participation in education of Indigenous Australians. He previously held a Senior Research Officer and Assistant Director position in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.