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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Framework Agreement (South Australia)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 August 2001
Sub Category:Framework Agreement
Location:South Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
Summary Information:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Framework Agreement was made between the State of South Australia, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia.

The Agreement aims to increase the level of resources allocated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in order to improve health outcomes and reflect the higher level of need of these peoples. This includes resource increases within mainstream services, regular and transparent reporting for all services, and greater public accountability for outcomes produced by Government funded organisations.

The parties agree to jointly develop model services contracts that are outcome/output orientated and contain principles that ensure control and involvement by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It places particular emphasis on consultation with a variety of bodies, including State and Commonwealth Government departments and ministers, and community and government organisations.

The Agreement is underpinned and informed by the revised National Aboriginal Health Strategy, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Bringing Them Home Report and the South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership Regional Plans. At the Commonwealth level it will be monitored by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council. At the State level it will be monitored and evaluated by the South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc.

The Agreement is required to conform to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Indicators and Targets in order to be consistent with the principles and directions detailed in the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy (under development).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Agreement on Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Western Australian Framework Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Agreement on the Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (New South Wales)
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Northern Territory)
  • Agreement on South Australian Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing - Formerly known as
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (South Australia)
  • Organisation
  • State of South Australia - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc - Signatory
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council
  • South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership
  • Event
  • Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (1997)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Aboriginal Health Strategy
  • National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Primary Health Care Access Program (PHCAP)
  • A National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well Being: 2004 - 2009
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce National Strategic Framework

  • References

    Book Section
    Ian Anderson (2004) The Framework Agreements: Intergovernmental Agreements and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
    Booksection
    Ian Anderson (2004) The Framework Agreements: Intergovernmental Agreements and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
    Report
    Commonwealth of Australia (1999) Jurisdictional Reports to the Australian Health Minister's Conference on Progress made under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Framework Agreements, Progress report presented at the Australian Health Minister's Conference August 1999.
    National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (August 1999) Report on the implementation of the framework agreements on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
    Resource
    The Aboriginal Services Division, Department of Human Services, South Australia (2002) Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into Capacity Building in Aboriginal Communities

    Glossary

    Framework Agreement

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