Closing the Gap: Data Sovereignty, Ownership and Sharing

Join us for the HDA and Department of Human Services forum.

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap ( has been built around four Priority Reforms that have been directly informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These reforms are central to the National Agreement and will change the way governments work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Our speakers will present around priority reform four and how better support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with focus on women, children and young people.


Peter Worthington-Eyre, Chief Data Officer / Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics, Department of the Premier and Cabinet on Data for communities by communities.

Kim Morey, co-lead, Aboriginal Health Equity Theme and Courtney Theseira, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) on Indigenous Data Sovereignty – why its required for Closing the Gap.

A/Professor Courtney Ryder, Discipline Lead, Injury Studies, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University on In Action – Registry Data, Survey Design and Indigenous Methodologies.

Jessie Sleep, Chief Executive, Far West Community Partnerships on Implementing Data Sovereignty on the ground - a grass roots case study.


Professor Carol Maher (HDA Co-Convenor), Professor of Population and Digital Health, Medical Research Future Fund Investigator / Deputy Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia.

Free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please share to your colleagues and networks.

The event recording can be viewed here

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