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Commonwealth Closing the Gap Actions Table

The list of actions in the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Actions Table provides a comprehensive list of all new and existing measures being undertaken by the Commonwealth to support Closing the Gap efforts. The measures listed in this Actions Table support and complement those in the 2023 Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan.

The Actions Table outlines individual measures across all Commonwealth Departments and Agencies and how they relate to specific Closing the Gap Priority Reforms, socio-economic outcomes and target indicators, including additional information relating to resourcing, delivery timeframe and responsible ministers.

Actions are as at 13 February 2023.

Title Priority Reform Four Outcome Status Responsible Ministers Agency
Building the community controlled sector joint virtual funding pool - Addressing workforce barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners Priority Reform Two New Minister for Indigenous Australians, Minister for Health and Aged Care National Indigenous Australians Agency
Commonwealth Prioritisation Policy Guidance Priority Reform Two New Minister for Indigenous Australians National Indigenous Australians Agency
Increase uptake of Indigenous-specific health assessments and a national rollout of the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health’s Deadly Choices program Priority Reform Two Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Boost to funding for First Nations Aged care Programs Priority Reform One Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Support NATSIFAC Program services to meet regulations under the new Aged Care Act Priority Reform One Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Increased funding for very remote NATSIFAC Program Residential Services Priority Reform One Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Support ACCOs capacity to deliver aged care services Priority Reform One Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
National Lung Cancer Screening Program New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Strengthening Indigenous research capacity and capability Priority Reform Two Outcome 01 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care, Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians Department of Health and Aged Care
Improving First Nations Cancer Outcomes (2023-24 Budget measure) New Minister for Health and Aged Care
Community Data Project Priority Reform Four Existing Minister for Indigenous Australians National Indigenous Australians Agency
Regional Insights for Indigenous Communities (RIFIC) website Priority Reform Four Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Cultural Safety trauma-aware and healing-informed care training for Ageing and Aged Care services Priority Reform One Outcome 01 New Department of Health and Aged Care
Integrated Care & Commissioning Project All Outcome 01 New Department of Health and Aged Care
Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner Priority Reform One New Minister for Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care