Reporting progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous Leadership Group of the Close the Gap Campaign this morning met with the Prime Minister before she tabled her annual report on progress in Closing the Gap.
They discussed critical developments for the 2013 year, these being;
* The development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan
* The need for future commitment of funds as the National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes comes to a close mid 2013.
* The Federal Election, as an opportunity for all political parties engaged with health equality.
To coincide with this event the Close the Gap Campaign for health equality have released their Shadow Report on the Australian governments’ progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Read the Shadow Report here.
The Prime Ministers report is available here.
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