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What is the aim of Closing the gap?

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The Indigenous Health Summit, held in March 2008, concluded with the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, issuing, on behalf of the Australian Government and the Indigenous peoples of Australia, a Statement of Intent ‘to 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' (Indigenous Health Equality Summit Statement of Intent [1]). Reflecting the increased attention directed to Indigenous reform, Closing the gap is now a standing item on all COAG meetings.

References

  1. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (2008) Close the gap: Indigenous health equality summit, statement of intent. Canberra: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
 
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