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National Indigenous Reform Agreement 2009

These reforms focus on a vast financial package that, through a new $7.1 billion case, will be made available to states on a five-year value to improve services to all Australians. The financial relationship between the Commonwealth and the State will be established on a secure basis with the creation of five new national PPSs, including overall funding for: The reforms agreed today for the productivity agenda will provide: COAG has agreed that the National Skills and Workforce Development Agreement will provide from 1 January 2009 approximately US$6.7 billion above forecasts in order to increase Australia`s qualification level. In addition, COAG has agreed to organise training under the NP Productivity Position Program. In October 2008, COAG approved the first NP agreement, with the effect of this obligation to bridge the gap in reducing disadvantages for indigenous peoples. This agreement includes a joint funding of $564 million over a total of six years to meet the needs of Aboriginal children in their early years. As part of this initiative, 35 centres for children and families will be set up across Australia in areas with large aboriginal and disadvantaged populations to provide integrated services providing early education, child care and family assistance programs. The funds will also improve access to prenatal care, post-productive and sexual health services for adolescents, and health services for children and mothers. COAG today approved a package of historic reforms for health and hospital systems. The agreed measures mean that the Commonwealth will spend $64.4 billion on public health systems over five years, an increase of $22.4 billion over previous Australian health agreements. These include an increase in the SPPs base of $4.8 billion over forecasts and a package of reforms under the new $1.7 billion hospital and health care reform package, including a $1.1 billion package for health care workers. The first wave of NPs will begin in 2009, including: in March 2012, the National Congress of Australia`s First Peoples proposed adding a new justice target to existing targets to fill this gap, which are being monitored by Australian governments [24792].

This goal was to combat the over-representation of Strait Torres Aborigines and Islanders in the criminal justice system. 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. Since the targets were set in December 2007 and March 2008, all governments have been working together to develop fundamental reforms to achieve these goals. Governments have also recognized that this is an extremely important undertaking that will require significant investment. This year, COAG pledged $4.6 billion worth of initiatives for indigenous Australians in the areas of early childhood development, health, housing, economic development and remote service provision. In this national agreement, The Commonwealth provides states with a new funding price of $1.3 billion through a five-year contract, including $901 million from the disability assistance envelope to be added to the PPS base, an additional $408 million to help with reform and the highest indexation of all time – about 6% – which represents a Commonwealth commitment of 5.3 million billions of dollars over the next five years. Under the new national agreement on persons with disabilities, the Commonwealth will make approximately $5.3 billion available to states through a five-year contract