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Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report: January to June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Government

Horton C, Preston C, Osborne T, Schiavo E, Williamson N (2013)

Administration of new income management in the Northern Territory.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office


Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division (2012)

APY Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016: year 1 evaluation report.

Adelaide: Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016 (the Strategy) was launched in 2010 by the former South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. The purpose of the strategic plan is to improve food security on the APY Lands.

The APY Lands food security strategic plan 2011 - 2016: year 1 evaluation report states that first year activities focused on setting up relationships between the stakeholder groups and engagement of stakeholders to develop a strong foundation for the six-year strategy.  The three stakeholder groups are: the Anangu people; the APY Lands stakeholders; and the APY Executive Action Team (APY EAT). The APY EAT is comprised of representatives from several state government agencies, the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and APY executives.

Consultations were held with each of the stakeholder groups to enable: identification of seven priority areas for action; and development of work plans to guide implementation of the Strategy. Strengths of, and challenges to the Strategy were identified and proposed year two activities decided upon.

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Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: a ten year commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (2012)

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Macklin J (2012)

Continuing our efforts to close the gap: Ministerial statements 2012-13.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


South Australia Department of Health (2011)

A framework for comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal people.

Adelaide: South Australia Department of Health


URBIS (2010)

Review of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan 2000-2010: final report.

Sydney: URBIS


Council of Australian Governments (2009)

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments


World Health Organization (2004)

Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.

Geneva: World Health Organization

The global strategy on diet, physical activity and health has a primary objective to promote and protect health by guiding the development of an enabling environment for sustainable actions at individual, community, national and global levels. This in turn will lead to reduced disease and death rates related to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. These actions support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The four main objectives of the Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health are:

  • to reduce the risk of factors for non-communicable diseases that stem from unhealthy diets and physical inactivity
  • to increase the overall awareness and understanding of the influences of diet and physical activity on health
  • to encourage the development, strengthening and implementation of global, regional, national and community policies and action plans to improve diets and increase physical activity that are sustainable, comprehensive, and actively engage all sectors, including civil society, the private sector and the media
  • to monitor scientific data and key influences on diet and physical activity, to support research and evaluation
  • strengthen the human resources needed in this domain to enhance and sustain health

The strategies actions will be based on the best available scientific evidence and the cultural context and will be implemented and monitored with WHO's support and leadership. However, a multisectoral approach that utilises the combined resources and expertise of all global stakeholders will be essential for sustained progress. Changes in patterns of diet and physical activity will be gradual, and national strategies will need a clear plan for long-term and sustained disease-preventive measures. On the other hand, changes in risk factors and in incidence of non communicable diseases may occur quite quickly when effective interventions are made. National plans should therefore also have achievable short-term and intermediate goals.

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Territory Health Services (1995)

Background papers to the Northern Territory food and nutrition policy. Volume II: Educational issues.

Darwin: Territory Health Services

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