National Indigenous Health Plan

The Abbott Government has announced that the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan would be developed by the end of the year.

The Health Plan is a 10-year evidence-based framework developed with significant input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders and service providers.

The Health Plan is designed to guide policy and programme development to improve Indigenous health and achieve health equality by 2031.

“The Durack electorate has the third highest proportion of Indigenous people, so the implementation of this health plan will be a key measure in improving the health and overall lifestyle of my Indigenous constituents,” Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said.

“The implementation plan will outline the Commonwealth’s blueprint for coordinated efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes. We will work in partnership with service providers, including States and Territories and stakeholders.

“I am looking forward to the Abbott Government’s implementation plan being finalised, which will provide a useful framework for ensuring assistance is targeted strategically on the ground.”