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2009

National partnership agreement on closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes: implementation plan. Jurisdiction: Commonwealth (2009)

Commonwealth of Australia

2008

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (2008)

Close the gap: Indigenous health equality summit, statement of intent.

Canberra: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

The Statement of intent stipulated that the Australian governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would 'work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by the year 2030'. The governments of Queensland, Victorian, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australian, South Australian and New South Wales signed the Statement of intent. Other state and territory governments have made various commitments to improving Indigenous health.

The signatories to the Statement of intent were:

  • representatives of the Australian Government
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses
  • Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
  • Indigenous Dentists Association of Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
Last updated: 12 September 2016
 
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