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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

ACT Chief Minister commits to Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality

The ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope signed the Close the gap statement of intent at a ceremony at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Canberra, committing his government and future ACT Governments to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in the ACT. The Statement of intent, also signed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and then Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson in March 2008, is a commitment between the ACT Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians, by 2030. It commits all parties to a plan that includes:

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Last updated: 25 November 2010
 
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