Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009 Report

  • Author(s): SCRGSP (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision),
  • Secondary Author(s): Productivity Commission,
  • Published: 2009

Abstract: In 2002, Australian governments committed themselves collectively to overcoming the disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians. As part of this commitment, governments agreed to a regular public report on progress — the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators report. This is the fourth edition of that report. This report is more than a collection of data. It draws on extensive evidence to identify the areas where government policies will have the greatest impact. Over time, the report measures the effects of those policies — and reveals where more effort is required. This was recognised in the updated terms of reference for this report, provided this year by the Prime Minister on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG): The OID report has been used by Governments and the broader community to understand the nature of Indigenous disadvantage and as a result has helped to inform the development of policies to address Indigenous disadvantage. Governments acting alone are unable to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. Meaningful change will also require commitment and actions by Indigenous people themselves, with support from the private and non-profit sectors and the general community, as well as governments. This report provides Indigenous people with a clear summary of current outcomes, and some examples of programs and policies that are improving those outcomes. The report has three main parts: • this Overview, which summarises the report’s key messages • the main report, which provides the evidence base supporting the report’s framework and more detailed information on outcomes • attachment tables (available electronically), which present and expand on the data used in the report.

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SCRGSP (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision),, 2009, Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009, Report, viewed 12 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3836.

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