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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

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

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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

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

Investing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians [Budget statement 2011-12].

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Closing the gap - building momentum [Budget statement 2010-11].

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

 
Last updated: 5 July 2016
 
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