The National Agreement on Closing the Gap (National Agreement), which came into force on July 27, 2020, was developed and agreed in genuine partnership between all Australian governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Strait Torres Islander Peak Organizations. The agreement recognizes that the only way to fill this gap is for the Australian Indians to engage and advance the desired results with all governments. There are several goals and outcomes that focus on early childhood: through the Employment Assessment Strategy (IAS), the Australian government is investing $48 million over the 2020-21 period in a range of early childhood development and development activities, such as sustained playgroups and collective and family engagement activities. This credit is intended to complement the Commonwealth`s overall support for child care, kindergarten, health and family assistance programs. 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. 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. [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. (NATSIHP) [25558].

NATSIHP provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework. The goal is to develop measures to increase the life expectancy of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders by 2031. The Australian government, in partnership with Torres Aborigines and Islanders Strait, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups and high-level groups, worked together to develop the plan. 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 originally included in the gap-closing policy: The Close the Gap campaign is the “public face” of the National Indigenous Health Equality Campaign. This awareness campaign was officially launched in Sydney in April 2007 and is organised by nACCHO, ANTaR and Oxfam Australia. He gathered the voices of more than 40 organizations that called on the state, territory and federal governments to commit to bridging the gap between The Originals and The Islanders of Torres Strait and other Australians within a generation.