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This section provides reference details, links and abstracts for the COAG communiqués that focused on Closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 29th meeting in Canberra on 19-20 April 2010.
The predominant focus of the meeting was the establishment of a National Health and Hospitals Network. Within this discussion, COAG noted the progress made on Indigenous health issues since the 2008 National Healthcare Agreement and noted that the health reforms agreed at today's meeting aim to contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
The Working Group on Indigenous Reforms provided a progress status report addressing the recommendations of the 4 December 2009 report of the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services.
COAG restated its commitment to actively consider the needs of the 29 priority communities under the National Partnership on Remote Service Delivery and to continue monitoring progress of this National Partnership.
COAG also agreed to amend National Partnership on Remote Service Delivery to acknowledge the role of local government or other municipal service providers in ensuring the effective delivery of the Partnership in each priority community.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract