NATSILS welcomes this opportunity to make a submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh (the
Refresh) process.
NATSILS understands that the Refresh is an opportunity for the development of a national,
holistic, whole-of-government response to addressing substantive equality for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people in respect of health, education, employment and, we argue, justice
outcomes. NATSILS, along with the Change the Record Coalition as well as numerous reports
and inquiries, have consistently emphasised how health, wellbeing and justice outcomes are
inextricably linked and must be addressed holistically