The current policy setting has to be understood when enquiring into changes being made for the future policies. The Australian Government as of 2011 enacts the National Health Agreement. This is implemented by both the national and the state government. Specific roles and responsibilities are undertaken by each of the governance structure at this point. Free and subsidized services are also provided at this point. National Medicare agreements and state and territory programs that enable and improve care for the purposes of indigenous health reforms also exist. Federal and state governments are focused on ensuring the socio-economic gaps closed as they believe it is the way to improve the indigenous situations.
Indigenous people have been under a social disadvantage so long. Hence a key development indicator considered is the improvement of the indigenous infant mortality rate. National integrated strategies would be very helpful in the long run (Waldfogel, 2001). If infant mortality rate is at 4.2 per 1000 live births, it is estimated that the indigenous infant mortality rate is as much as 9.6 per 1000 live births. So, the issues of accessibility, backward social and economic context and more are seen to play a strong hand even when the government has policies to address the situation. A national health performance framework is seen to play a critical role here.
And a service delivery model that works with health promotions and disease prevention, primary and community care services, secondary and tertiary services and long-term continuing care services are hence presented, but the model also has its failure. There could be much socio-economics based fragmentation when it comes to improving the aid and assistance that is available to the ones in need.Recent enquiries into the subject seem to indicate that the people are rather divided on the subject. At one end people believe that it is not necessary to introduce a program where the purpose is to make the child sleep separately. Co-sharing or bed-sharing with babies are argued for by activists as being a basic requirement for improving child health quality.