Closing the gap

Addressing inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians


At NTGPE we have a long-term aim of closing the gap of advantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

We work alongside the national Close the Gap Campaign and remain committed to shifting inequality in the following areas:

  • Appreciating our national culture
  • Infancy and early childhood
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Economic development
  • Healthy lives
  • Safe and strong communities

Stephen Pincus


StTephen PincusNTGPE remains steadfast in its commitment to Indigenous health throughout the NT via the mandatory Aboriginal Health Term. This means that most NTGPE GP registrars commit at least six months of their training in an Aboriginal Medical Service, often with an Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation in a remote community. GP registrars make an important contribution to primary health care in these communities, which generally have very high health needs and poor health outcomes.

Our vision for reconciliation

Our vision for reconciliation is a society where there are no gaps in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. We strive for a culture that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. A culture that represents equality, acceptance of shared history, removal of negative race relations, and improving our institutional integrity. NTGPE will become an exemplar for these cultural aspirations in medical education across Australia.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

In October 2011 NTGPE identified the need to develop a RAP and make a commitment to apply the ethos of reconciliation to all aspects of our business. We are aware that in order to develop relevant and meaningful healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients it is imperative to have a RAP that reinforces and maintains organisational culture built upon respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their communities and their diverse cultures.

View NTGPE Reconciliation Plan

Key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Days of Significance