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Indigenous: National

2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2017)

Closing the Gap Prime Minister's report 2017.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This publication is the ninth Closing the Gap report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. Over the long-term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of the outcomes set by COAG. While many successes are being achieved locally, at a national level, only one of the seven closing the gap targets is on track to be achieved this year. The report highlights that it is a shared responsibility of all governments to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in order to meet the Closing the Gap targets. The report covers:

  • appreciating our national culture
  • infancy and early childhood
  • education
  • employment
  • economic development
  • healthy lives
  • safe and strong communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2016

Australian Department of Health (2016)

National framework for health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Canberra: Department of Health

This report outlines the National framework for health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, including the vision, principles and approaches for the delivery of child and family health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It aims to provide guidance for policy and program design, and for the development and implementation of services. The report focuses on:

  • the context for the framework
  • overarching visions and principles
  • system enablers
  • approaches to care
  • key service elements
  • service delivery at different stages of child development
  • roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children: third action plan 2016-2019: national priority area two: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children (2016)

Australian Department of Social Services

2011

Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (2011)

Universal access to early childhood education for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander universal access strategy.

Canberra: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

This report highlights the national agreements, reforms and associated developments that are relevant to achieving universal access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The resource also outlines the enrolment and attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in early childhood education in urban, regional and remote settings and across jurisdictions.

The report identifies four key focus areas:

  • increasing access to early childhood education
  • positive community awareness and engagement
  • quality early childhood programs and activities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness of teachers and support staff.

Abstract adapted from Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations

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

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

This report is the fifth in a series of reports on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage as commissioned by the heads of government in 2002. It has been produced in consultation with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics and service providers. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on the current outcomes and those interventions and policies that have enhanced those outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2010

Department of Finance and Deregulation (2010)

Strategic review of Indigenous expenditure.

Canberra: Australian Government

2006

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2006)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2006 report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

2004

National Public Health Partnership (2004)

Healthy children - strengthening promotion and prevention across Australia: development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander component of the National Public Health Action Plan for Children 2005-2008: background paper.

Melbourne: National Public Health Partnership

This background paper focuses on public health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and sets out a framework as part of the National Public Health Action Plan for children 2005-2008. The aim of this paper was to stimulate discussion about the development of a national approach to the public health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. An overview of the evidence of the health disparities experienced by these children is presented, and important policy initiatives, relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are set out. This component of the action plan for children will aim to reflect the value of cultural identity, a holistic concept of health and healing, and will focus on children as part of an intergenerational concept of family.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
Last updated: 4 May 2017
 
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