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This section provides references, links, and information about national policies and strategies regarding Closing the gap. This campaign aims to address the disadvantage between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

2015

Australian Government Department of Health (2015)

Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.

It includes strategies such as:

  • investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
  • reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
  • identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
  • ensuring evidence-based care is provided
  • ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
  • defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
  • increasing workforce capability
  • partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health

2011

Council of Australian Governments (2011)

National health reform agreement.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Indigenous economic development strategy 2011-2018.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Ministerial Council for Education Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan 2010–2014.

Canberra: Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs

2010

National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing - [variation] (2010)

Council of Australian Governments

The National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing is an agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and all Australian States and Territories. The purpose of the Agreement is to develop a strategy to improve the poor standard of housing in remote Australia and address the high levels of overcrowding and homelessness in remote Indigenous communities.

This document details the following information relating to the Agreement:

  • objectives, outcomes and outputs
  • roles and responsibilities of each party
  • performance benchmarks and reporting
  • financial arrangements
  • governance arrangements

The factsheet provides a summary of the remote Indigenous housing National Partnership Agreement including the content, impact and benefits of the Partnership.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2009

Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory: National Partnership Agreement (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

Closing the gap: national partnership agreement on Indigenous early childhood development (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

Closing the Gap: National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous public internet access (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

National partnership agreement on an Indigenous clearinghouse (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

National partnership agreement on closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

National partnership agreement on Indigenous economic participation (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

This factsheet provides a summary of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement which was developed as a means of closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

The Agreement covers the objectives, outcomes, outputs, performance measures and benchmarks that all governments have committed to achieving through the National Agreements and National Partnership Agreements in order to achieve the Council of Australian Government (COAG) targets to reduce the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National partnership agreement on remote service delivery (2009)

Council of Australian Governments

The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery is an agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and all Australian States and Territories. The purpose of the Agreement is to improve the delivery of service across 26 remote locations. The models focuses on improving interaction between government agencies in remote area, developing community capacity and increasing access to services.

This document details the following information relating to the Agreement:

  • objectives, outcomes and outputs
  • roles and responsibilities of each party
  • performance benchmarks and reporting
  • financial arrangements
  • governance arrangements

The factsheet provides a summary of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery including the content, impact and benefits of the Partnership.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
Last updated: 22 May 2017
 
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