Indigenous Health - National Partnership Agreement - Closing the Gap: Indigenous Early Childhood Development superseded 1-Jan-09 to 01-07-09

Through this Agreement, the Commonwealth, States and Territories are committed to: improving developmental outcomes for Indigenous children and achieving key targets as agreed by COAG; · achieving sustained improvements in pregnancy and birth outcomes for Indigenous women and infants; · improving Indigenous families use of the early childhood development services they need to optimise the development of their children; and · implementing this National Partnership in a way that also contributes to COAG’s social inclusion, early childhood development, education, health, housing, and safety agendas, by identifying reforms and models of service delivery that will improve outcomes for Indigenous children. The attached integrated policy framework is a basis for developing future reforms by all governments in Indigenous early childhood development (see Attachment A).

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Total funding
Agreement type
National Partnership Agreement
Start date
1 January 2009
End date
1 July 2009
Expired agreement