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This section provides information about state and territory general policies and strategies relevant to Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.

2010

Cairns Regional Council (2010)

Cairns Regional Council waste management strategy 2010-2015 background report 3 - policy & legislation.

Cairns: Cairns Regional Council

Department of Health and Families (2010)

Central Australian regional plan 2010-2012.

Darwin: Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory

The central Australia region covers 830,000 square kilometres; with a population of over 46,000 people, 44% identify as Indigenous Australians. Over 32,000 people live in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Yulara. The remainder of the population live in 45 remote communities and outstations. The regional plan has six action areas:

  • Promoting and protecting good health and wellbeing and preventing injury.
  • Healthy children and young people in safe and strong communities.
  • Targeting smoking, alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Connecting care.
  • Safety, quality and accountability.
  • Attract, develop and retain a workforce for the future.

Central Australia is unique in the need for flexible service delivery cross-borders, providing emergency care to more than 4,000 people living outside of the NT, including those people residing in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

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Queensland Health Division of the Chief Health Officer (2010)

Health protection strategic directions 2010–2013.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

South Australian Department for Water (2010)

Water for good: a plan to ensure our water future to 2050.

Adelaide: Department for Water, South Australia

Western Australia Waste Authority (2010)

Waste strategy for Western Australia - draft II.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Waste Authority

Western Australian Department of Housing (2010)

Affordable housing strategy 2010-2020: opening doors to affordable housing.

Perth, WA: Department of Housing, Western Australian

2009

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

Implementation plan for a feasibility study under the COAG strategy on water and wastewater services in remote communities - Western Australia: national partnership agreement on water for the future.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

Implementation plan for COAG strategy on water and wastewater services in remote (including Indigenous) communities - Queensland: national partnership agreement on water for the future.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Council of Australian Governments (2009)

Implementation plan for COAG strategy on water and wastewater services in remote communities - South Australia: national partnership agreement on water for the future.

Canberra: Council of Australian Governments

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for communicable disease prevention and control 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Population Health Queensland (2009)

Strategic directions for environmental health 2009–2012.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

2008

Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Health impacts of climate change: adaptation strategies for Western Australia.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

2007

Western Australian Department of Water (2007)

Western Australia's implementation plan for the National Water Initiative.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Water

 
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