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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council (NATSIHEC) was established by the Prime Minister, Hon Kevin Rudd in March 2008. NATSIHEC provides national leadership in responding to the Australian Government's commitment to Closing the gap on a range of health-related areas where Indigenous Australians experience disadvantage.
NATSIHEC advises the Minister for Health on the achievement of equitable and sustainable health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. This includes assisting in the development of monitoring of progress towards a set of health-related goals and targets to support the Australian Government's commitments on life expectancy and child mortality.
Abstract adapted from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council
Indigenous and Rural Health Division
Department of Health
PO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 8939
Fax: (02) 6289 5911