National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Environmental Health

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Immediate Priority Actions (current year and beyond):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Environmental Health

76. In collaboration with other Australian and State/Territory Government agencies as well as across all levels of Governments, investigate opportunities, such as through the ICC network, to support the flexible and responsive use of Shared Responsibility Agreements and Regional Partnership Agreements as a means of meeting local needs in environmental health.

see also actions 4, 28, 57, 68, 81, 93, 105, 117, 125 and 156.
FaCSIA (All)
77. Refresh the National Environmental Health Strategy and related workplans for the period 2007-2012. This will include: .
  • strategies to support improvements on environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia,
  • implementation of recommendations of the enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health, and
  • supporting improvements in the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health workforce. – see also KRA3
DoHA/ jurisdictions through the Environmental Health Committee
78. Provide support for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conferences, held every 2 to 3 years, to raise the profile of, and provide a forum for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health issues and challenges and to share experiences and successes. DoHA, through the enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health
79. Fund projects under the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program (AACAP), for one remote community per calendar year.Defence/ FaCSIA