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Annual Report - Major Achievements
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Major Achievements

  • Expansion and enhancement of primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Primary Health Care Access Program.
  • Enhancing workforce capacity with the launch of the Committee of Deans of Australian Medical Schools Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework, significant progress in the development of national competencies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, and the release of 30 Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships.
  • Four new sites engaged in the second round of Continuous Improvement projects for the early detection and management of chronic disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Replacement of Avgas with Opal, an unleaded replacement fuel which does not produce the physiological high sought by petrol sniffers, for supply to remote Indigenous communities registered under the Comgas Scheme, as an alternative to regular unleaded petrol in an effort to combat petrol sniffing.


  • Delayed development of a policy framework for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Substance Use Program.
  • The Shared Responsibility Agreement for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands is not yet signed.

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