Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG)

The role of the Implementation Plan Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Australian Government as they monitor and review the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Page last updated: 21 November 2019

My Life My Lead Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) consultations and report 2017

Between March to May 2017 the Department and the Implementation Plan Advisory Group led a consultation process to inform the development of the next iteration of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023. Further information on the consultations is available in the report My Life My Lead - Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations December 2017.

About IPAG
Terms of Reference
Membership
Former Members
Meeting dates
Communiqués
Contact

About IPAG

The Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) was established in September 2016 to provide a forum for the Australian Government to work in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders to review, assess and guide action under the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 (the Implementation Plan).

Membership of IPAG includes representatives of the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF), the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Australian Government Department of Health and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC) of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Indigenous experts on early childhood, comprehensive primary care, Indigenous health research and acute care are also represented.

Members have agreed that the social determinants and cultural determinants of health are a key priority for action in the development of the next iteration of the Implementation Plan. Further information on the next iteration of the Implementation Plan can be found on the Revision of the Implementation Plan page.

Terms of Reference

The roles and responsibilities are set out in the IPAG Terms of Reference.

Membership

  • Mr Gavin Matthews – Co-Chair IPAG, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Ms Donna Murray - Co Chair IPAG, Deputy Chair National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF), CEO, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)
  • Ms Pat Turner – Member IPAG, Chair NHLF and CEO, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
  • Mrs Patricia Yusia - Member IPAG, Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
  • Ms Donna Ah Chee - Member IPAG, Indigenous Early Childhood Expert, CEO, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
  • Dr Mark Wenitong - Member IPAG, Indigenous Acute Care Expert, Senior Medical Officer, Apunipima – Cape York Health Council
  • Ms Julie Tongs - Member IPAG, Indigenous Primary Health Care Expert, CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
  • Dr Lucas De Toca – Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Health Plan, Early Years and Engagement Branch, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Ms Jessica Foote – Member IPAG, Branch Manager, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Ms Tarja Saastamoinen – Member IPAG, Branch Manager, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman - Member IPAG, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Head of Indigenous and Children's Group
  • Ms Janine Mohamed – Member IPAG, Indigenous Health Research Expert, CEO, The Lowitja Institute
  • Ms Jade Daylight-Baker – Member IPAG, Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)
  • Ms Anna-Louise Kimpton - Director of Policy, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Former Members

  • Mr Mark Roddam – Former Co-Chair IPAG, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Ms Bobbi Campbell – Former Co-Chair IPAG, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Ms Jo Da Rocha - Former Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Health Branch, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Ms Tanya McGregor – Former Member IPAG, former Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)
  • Mr Peter Arnaudo – Former IPAG Member, Assistant Secretary, Health Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Ms Leanne Merrett - Former Member IPAG, Senior Adviser, Health Branch, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Mr Richard Weston – Former Co-Chair IPAG (from September 2016 to March 2018), CEO, The Healing Foundation, former Chair of the NHLF
  • Ms Kate Wallace – Former IPAG Member, former Assistant Secretary, Health Programmes and Sector Development Branch, Department of Health
  • Ms Wendy Casey - Former Member IPAG, Deputy Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)
  • Mr Romlie Mokak – Former Member IPAG, Indigenous Health Research Expert, CEO The Lowitja Institute
  • Ms Michaela Coleborne – Former Member IPAG - Former Director of Policy, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Meeting dates

2019

  • 5 March 2019
  • 27 June 2019
  • 22 October 2019

2018

  • 26 June 2018
  • 25 September 2018
  • 12 December 2018

Communiqués

Contact

For further information, please contact IPAG.Secretariat@health.gov.au.