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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators



Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators


Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision


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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.


"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.




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

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

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)


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

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9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)


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



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



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

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TABLE 6A.1.29 Table 6A.1.29 unit NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust Antenatal care and childbirth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 03 years, by State and Territory, 2014-15 (a) 2.3 4.9 6.0 7.9 4.2 3.6 8.8 2.4 2.0 5.7 8.8 4.4 6.3 7.0 7.0 12.3 6.7 2.5 7.1 8.5 7.4 8.4 10.5 9.4 20.0 9.2 3.4 10.8 10.2 11.4 8.9 12.5 9.2 15.6 8.6 5.1 10.5 9.6 11.6 6.9 15.8 10.7 19.7 11.2 5.4 13.0 11.9 13.9 16.2 11.6 12.0 19.9 10.7 6.3 In the closest hospital 8.0 10.3 12.7 13.5 15.2 8.1 15.7 8.5 4.9 In another hospital 8.3 10.9 10.2 12.7 12.8 8.7 18.4 8.6 4.3 Other (e) np np np np np 4.6 1.7 Distance to hospital or clinic where child was born: Less than 25 km 8.3 10.3 12.9 13.2 14.6 14.8 np 11.8 5.2 25 to 49 km 4.5 7.8 6.5 6.3 np 10.8 np np 2.5 50 to 99 km 6.7 np np np np 10.4 np 3.5 100 km or more 5.6 np 6.8 11.5 9.1 np np 9.2 3.1 8.1 8.4 8.8 8.9 11.0 10.1 18.4 11.0 3.6 Number of nights mother spent in hospital after birth: One night or less na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Four nights or more na na na na na na na na na Place where child was born: Mother had pregnancy check-ups (f) Mother had diabetes or sugar problems during pregnancy Mother had high blood pressure during pregnancy Mother took folate prior to or during pregnancy (g) Mother took other medicines or supplements during pregnancy Child's mother sought advice or information about pregnancy or child birth (d) Child's mother spent time in hospital because of pregnancy Two or three nights Responding population OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 5 of TABLE 6A.1.29

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