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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Details:

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

GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE 5.29 Determinants of good governance Drawing on the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development in the US (Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development 2010), the ICGP and broad consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, as well as governments and service providers, the Steering Committee has identified the following six determinants of good governance relevant to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations and government itself: governing institutions the way structures of governance are created, leaders chosen, and the extent of constituents confidence and support leadership the process for which an individual influences group members to attain group or organisational goals self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, having the right and ability to determine their own priorities and design their own instruments of governance, within broad governing institutions capacity building having the capabilities (such as knowledge and skills) to get things done cultural match respecting processes within different communities to work towards a common ground between the governing structures wanted and the culture of the community resources the economic, cultural, social and natural resources, and information technology necessary to underpin successful governance. The determinants are inter-dependent. No one principle in isolation will lead to good governance all determinants are necessary for sustained success. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance This section draws on four case studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance from the 2014 Reconciliation Australia (RA)/BHP Billiton Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs): the two winners (boxes 5.4.2 and 5.4.3), and the two highly commended finalists (boxes 5.4.4 and 5.4.5). The winners of the latest round of the IGAs were announced in November 2016, too late for inclusion in this report. Case studies drawn from the 2016 awards will be featured in future reports. Additional research is drawn from the AIGI (formerly RA) Indigenous Governance Toolkit online resource, which is a key source of information for building the governance capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations (Indigenous Governance Toolkit 2014).


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