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


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

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)


125. Investigate opportunities to build cross-agency links in planning, program development and service delivery, including:
  • through the ICC network, including support for Shared Responsibility Agreements and Regional Partnership Agreements as a means of meeting local and regional needs, and
  • through Framework Agreement Health Forums.

see also actions 4, 28, 57, 68, 76, 81, 93, 105, 117 and 156.
126. Continue to work with State and Territory governments and non-government organisations to provide support to services for people with disability. FaCSIA (DoHA)
127. Consult with communities in planning and development of services in order to meet local and regional needs.FaCSIA (DoHA)
128. Promote whole of government partnerships that allow for full consideration of disability issues, including consideration of factors such as emotional wellbeing that may be affected by disability, and which promote a coordinated approach to resources, planning and monitoring. – see also KRA4 FaCSIA (DoHA)
129. Consider mechanisms to foster better take-up of disability services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. FaCSIA
130. Support carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability. DoHA/ FaCSIA
131. Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disabilities to gain and maintain employment. DEWR/ FaCSIA