National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework

The National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework is a nationally agreed approach for the Commonwealth, states and territories to work in partnership to better integrate health care across care settings and to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

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ISBN: 978-1-74241-973-2
Online ISBN:978-1-74241-974-9
Publications approval number: 10250

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Health ministers

The National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework is a nationally agreed policy document developed by the Commonwealth, state and territory health departments.

The framework was approved by Health Ministers, through the Standing Council on Health, in April 2013.
  • The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Australian Government
  • The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health, New South Wales
  • The Hon Katy Gallagher MLA, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Australian Capital Territory
  • The Hon Robyn Jane Lambley MLA, Minister for Health, Northern Territory
  • The Hon Jack Snelling MP, Minister for Health and Ageing, South Australia
  • The Hon Dr Kim Desmond Hames MLA, Minister for Health, Western Australia
  • The Hon Michelle O'Byrne MP, Minister for Health, Tasmania
  • The Hon David Davis MLC, Minister for Health, Victoria
  • The Hon Lawrence Springborg MP, Minister for Health, Queensland