2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report

2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report Report

  • Author(s): Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision,
  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission

Abstract: The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report is the third in a series of biennial reports first commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in December 2007. The Report presents estimates of expenditure by all governments on both Indigenous specific and mainstream services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The estimates are broadly aligned to the COAG Closing the Gap building blocks. The Report can contribute to better policy making and thus improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by providing information on the levels, patterns, composition and trends of government expenditure. Although the report itself does not attempt to assess the adequacy, effectiveness or efficiency of government expenditure, when combined with other data, the estimates can provide a better understanding of such government expenditure. The Report also helps governments identify areas where improved data or more detailed investigations are required to address key questions about services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. While the estimates in this report represent the best collective effort of the jurisdictions, they should be interpreted with due consideration of the associated caveats. Identifying the Indigenous component of expenditure is not straightforward, with a number of data and methodological challenges that affect the quality of some of the estimates.

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