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Western Australian Framework Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
|Date:||5 July 2002|
|Sub Category:||Framework Agreement|
|Location:||Western Australia, Australia|
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|Subject Matter:||Health and Community Services|
|The Western Australian Framework Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (the Agreement) was made between the State of Western Australia (represented by the Western Australian Minister for Health), the Commonwealth of Australia (represented by the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Ageing), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) (represented by the Chairperson of ATSIC) and the Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (represented by the Chairperson of WAACCHO).|
The objective of the Agreement is 'to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Western Australia through a co-ordinated approach to the planning, funding and delivery of health and health related services.' (para 2).
The Agreement is informed by the National Aboriginal Health Strategy, the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Strategy (WAAHS) and the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The Agreement acknowledges that the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has committed to a reconciliation framework centred on partnerships and shared responsibilities with Aboriginal communities and recognises the importance of a shared strategic agenda for improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Western Australia.
The Agreement follows from an agreement of October 2001 between the Government of Western Australia and ATSIC 'to work together to build a new and just relationship between the Aboriginal people of Western Australia and the government of Western Australia to enhance the outcomes that protect and respect the inherent rights of Aboriginal people and to significantly improve the health, education, living standards and wealth of Aboriginal people.'
|The Agreement is based on the following national key commitments (set out in detail in para 3 of the Agreement):|
The Agreement also sets out:
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