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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

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Title

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Creator

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2003-11

Description

The OID report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. Section 1.1 describes the origins of the report, and section 1.2 describes its key objectives. Section 1.3 provides contextual information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Section 1.4 includes a brief historical narrative to help put the information in the report into context. Section 1.5 summarises some recent developments in government policy that have influenced the report and section 1.6 provides further information on the Steering Committee and the OID Working Group that advises it.

Notes

"These reports generally uses the term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ to describe Australia’s first peoples and ‘non-Indigenous Australians’ to refer to Australians of other backgrounds, except where quoting other sources." Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this publication may contain images of deceased people.

Table of contents

Preliminaries -- Overview chapter -- Introduction -- The framework -- Key themes and interpretation -- COAG targets and headline indicators -- Governance, leadership and culture -- Early child development -- Education and training -- Healthy lives -- Economic participation -- Home environment -- Safe and supportive communities -- Outcomes for Torres Strait Islander people -- Measuring factors that improve outcomes -- Appendices.

Language

English

Subject

Aboriginal Australians -- Ecoomic conditions; Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions; Public welfare administration -- Australia; Aboriginal Australians -- Services for; Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage (Australia)

Publisher name

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Format

5 volumes (various pagings) : charts, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)

ISSN

1448-9805 (Print); 2206-9704 (Online)

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267090

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445158

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445153; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445154; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445156; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445151

Page content

5.8 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 Prejudice Prejudice takes the form of unfavourable opinion or attitudes toward individuals who belong to a particular group. Reconciliation Australia notes that high levels of prejudice reflect low levels of understanding about one another (RA 2013). The Australian Reconciliation Barometer includes information on perceptions of prejudice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander respondents and general community respondents towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Data for 2014 show that: 27.5 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander respondents perceived that other Australians held a low level of prejudice toward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 36.1 per cent of general community respondents perceived that other Australians held a low level of prejudice toward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (table 5A.1.9). Data on the perceptions of knowledge about, and importance of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, as well as pride, trust and prejudice, by Indigenous status are available for 2008, 2010 and 2012 in tables 5A.1.2, 5A.1.4 5A.1.6 5A.1.8 5A.1.10. These data are not directly comparable with 2014. Discrimination The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC 2013b) states that racial discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than another person in a similar situation, because of their race. The Australian Government has a legal obligation to promote equality and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, as set out under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (AHRC 2013b). In 2014-15, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 15 years and over: more than one in three (38.6 per cent) reported they felt treated unfairly (due to their Indigenous status) in the last 12 months (tables 5A.1.11) the most common experience of unfair treatment was through hearing racial comments/jokes (23.0 per cent), and the most recent experience of unfair treatment was from members of the public (8.7 per cent) (tables 5A.1.11 and 5A.1.13) those living in very remote areas were less likely than those living in major cities to have reported unfair treatment in the last 12 months (34.5 per cent and 41.2 per cent, respectively), mainly due to a lower proportion hearing racial comments/jokes (11.5 per cent in very remote areas compared to 27.5 per cent in major cities) (figure 5.1.2; table 5A.1.12).


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