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Deal to improve Indigenous medical training

Federal minister for Indigenous health, Ken Wyatt, has brokered an agreement with three leading medical organisations to improve services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The national partnership involves the federal department of health, the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Wyatt was elected to the federal parliament in 2010 and is Australia’s first Indigenous MP. He became the country’s first Indigenous cabinet minister in 2017, when prime minister Malcolm Turnbull promoted him from assistant health minister to minister for aged care and Indigenous health.

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