This is a statement of intent - between the Government of Australia and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia, supported by non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health organizations - to work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by year 2030.
To developing a comprehensive, long-term plan of action, that is targeted to need, evidence-based and capable of addressing the existing inequities in health services, in order to achieve equality of health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous Australians by 2030.
Indigenous Affairs (Prime Minister and Cabinet)
On 18 September 2013, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet became the responsible agency for the majority of Indigenous policies, programmes and service delivery. Indigenous affairs are a significant priority for the Government, which will establish a new engagement and partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There is now a dedicated Indigenous Affairs Minister in Cabinet, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, and Parliamentary Secretary, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, will assist the Prime Minister.
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