Food security in remote Indigenous communities

Food security in remote Indigenous communities Report

The Auditor-General, ANAO Report, Performance Audit

  • Author(s): Australian National Audit Office,
  • Published: 2014

Abstract: Food security is defined by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) as the ability of individuals, households and communities to acquire appropriate and nutritious food on a regular and reliable basis using socially acceptable means. Similarly, under the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 (SFNT Act) , food security means a reasonable ongoing level of access to a range of food, drink and grocery items that is reasonably priced, safe and of sufficient quantity and quality to meet nutritional and related household needs. Food security is determined by peoples’ local food supply, and their capacity and resources to access and use that food. The objective of the audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s 7 implementation of food security initiatives for remote Indigenous communities. To conclude on this objective, the ANAO’s high-level criteria considered the implementation of the National Strategy for Food Security in Remote Indigenous Communities, the management of the Community Stores Licensing Scheme and the management of funding programs supporting selected food security initiatives in the Northern Territory.

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