National Indigenous Reform Agreement History

[31983] called on the federal government to maintain and establish national representation to facilitate meaningful engagement and improve the health and justice outcomes of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders. The National Congress of Australia`s First Peoples is the national representative voice of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders. The Congress was developed through consultations and submissions to a steering committee, with the support of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The first Board of Directors of the National Congress of Australia`s First Peoples was appointed in April 2010. The National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF) was established in 2011 [30931]. The NHLF is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Island Islanders of high-level health and the Gap Control Committee. It is the national representation of Aboriginal organizations and organizations of the Torres Strait Islanders that advises and works with the Australian government to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander. National Partnership Agreements (NPAs) are agreements between the Commonwealth of Australia and the States and Territories. They ensure that all levels of government engage in the same framework of results, progress and policy direction. NPAs build on current initiatives, repair deficits and can unlock additional funds. Six agreements were initially incorporated into the “close the gap” policy: the Joint Council agreed that the proposed reform priorities be tested as part of a public engagement process led by the Peak Coalition to ensure that they were right and that they could actually change people`s lives, taking into account different local and judicial contexts.

In March 2012, the National Congress of Australia`s First Peoples proposed adding a new justice objective to the existing objectives to fill this gap, which are monitored by Australian governments [24792]. This goal was to combat the over-representation of Strait Torres Aborigines and Islanders in the criminal justice system. In November 2008, COAG approved the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA). This agreement provides a comprehensive overview of the steps taken to achieve the objectives to address this gap, including objectives, results, results, performance criteria and benchmarks in the various national partnership agreements. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the creation of the National Indigenous Health Equality Council (NIHEC) at the 2008 National Indigenous Health Equality Summit. NIHEC provides national leadership in bridging the health gap for Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders by bringing together representatives of the Australian governments and the Aborigines and the Torres Strait Islander, as well as the mainstream health sector. NIHEC membership was officially announced on 10 July 2008 by the Minister of Health, Hon MP Nicola Roxon. COAG 2012. National Indigenous Reform Agreement. Canberra: COAG. On July 24, 2017, www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/ _archive/indigenous/national agreement_sept_12.pdf reaffirmed that improving the lives of indigenous Australians is a priority on COAG`s strategic agenda for the future, and agreed that the Closing the Gap framework played an important role in promoting unprecedented national efforts to improve indigenous outcomes.

As the current framework approaches its 10th anniversary and some goals are coming to an end in 2018, heads of state and government have pledged to work with indigenous leaders, organizations and communities to re-issue the programme, again focusing on cooperative efforts, evaluations and implementation of what works in different legal systems.