Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan Consultation in South Australia
Nation-wide consultations with local community and service organisations continue this week (November 14-15) in South Australia to hear first-hand about the broad health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia.
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The Hon Warren Snowdon MP14 November 2012
Minister for Indigenous Health
The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare
Federal Member for Adelaide
Nation-wide consultations with local community and service organisations continue this week in South Australia to hear first-hand about the broad health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia.
Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon said the meetings in Port Augusta and Adelaide followed on from consultations in the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Victoria to discuss the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
A separate consultation in Sydney heard the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
“This Health Plan will support the Government’s efforts to close the gap in life expectancy and infant mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader population,” Mr Snowdon said.
The well-known Indigenous elder, Mr William ‘Benny’ Hodges, will lead each consultation session in the states and territories, supported by KPMG.
“It is important that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a voice in the development of future initiatives aimed at improving health and social welfare.”
“These consultation sessions provide an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and supporting organisations around Australia to contribute and be heard,” Mr Snowdon said.
A discussion paper has been developed to provide participants with context and guidance for the consultations and is also available on the website.
To complement the consultation process, the Australian Government is accepting online submissions on the broad health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the website portal until 20 December 2012.
For any further details or questions about the consultation sessions or submissions, please e-mail Health Plan Consultations.
Port Augusta Golf Club
14 November 2012 10:00am - 2:30pm
Tandanya (National Aboriginal Art Institute)
15 November 2012 10:00am - 2:30pm
For more information, please contact the Minister's Office on 02 6277 7820
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