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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 9A.2.1 Table 9A.2.1 Unit NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Aust Estimated Indigenous owned or controlled land by State andTerritory (a) km 2 4 114.3 105.7 58 120.0 363 279.0 203 896.7 237.9 608 133.1 1 237 886.8 % 0.3 4.7 29.4 16.5 49.1 100.0 km 2 800 642.0 227 416.0 1 730 648.0 2 529 875.0 983 482.0 68 401.0 2 358.0 1 349 129.0 7 692 024.0 % 0.5 0.1 3.4 14.4 20.7 0.4 0.1 45.1 16.1 no. 5 950 477 1 646 2 611 1 485 243 2 1 178 13 592 (a) (b) (c) Nil or rounded to zero. Source : Parcels are individual geographic features rather than legal entities. That is, a legal property may be dissected into two or more parcels. Indigenous Land Corporation 2016 (unpublished). Total Indigenous land Proportion of total Indigenous land Total land area of State/Territory (b) Indigenous land as a proportion of total land area (c) Number of land parcels (c) The ILC makes no warranties as to the currency or accuracy of this information. NonILC land information data date - 2000. Total land area figures based on GeoScience Australia's published "Area of Australia - States and Territories" data as calculated from GeoScience Australia's GEODATA Coast 100K 2004 product. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 9A.2.1

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