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Shadow report 2013: on Australian governments’ progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Posted on: 6 March, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
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Shadow report 2013: on Australian governments’ progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
Canberra: Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee

This report presents the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee’s assessment of the Australian Government’s progress towards achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality under the Closing the gap strategy. The report is divided into two parts; the first assesses progress against the Council of Australian Governments’ Closing the gap targets and the implementation of the commitments in the Close the gap statement of intent. It considers this assessment in relation to the renewal of the National partnership agreement on closing the gap in Indigenous health outcomes, which expires in June 2013. The second part of the report examines developments in partnership and planning with a focus on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan, due for completion and implementation in mid-2013. It emphasises the need for the plan to be developed in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their representative bodies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract