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Australian Government focus on education will contribute to closing the gap

Date posted: 20 May 2013

The 2013-14 Budget includes investments that address the Closing the gap target areas, including investments in Indigenous education, essential services, welfare reform, recognition and advocacy. The Government investments include the renewed financial commitment to the National partnership agreement (NPA) on Closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes announced in April. Additionally, these investments will assist in further improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

The education and employment funding committed includes:

Welfare initiatives in Cape York will continue and municipal and essential services for remote communities will be delivered to about 340 remote communities, while the Remote airstrip upgrade program and Army Aboriginal community assistance program will also address infrastructure.

In the Budget, the Government also allocated funds for recognition and advocacy organisations and programs, including:

For more Budget information of relevance to Indigenous health, including the social determinants of health, please see the links below.

Source: Australian Government


Last updated: 18 May 2013
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