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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 11A.3.35 Table 11A.3.35 Formal caution Transfer to family conference Offenders diverted Transfer to Youth Court Total Total (b) Type of offence as a proportion of total offences Unit % % % % % no. % SA, proportion of offenders diverted via formal caution or transfer to family conference, by Indigenous status, by type of major offence and method of processing, 2014 (a) Receive or handle proceeds of crime 21.6 14.8 36.4 60.2 100.0 88 2.2 Illegal use of property (except motor vehicles) 100.0 100.0 1 Fraud, deception and related offences 33.3 4.8 38.1 38.1 100.0 21 0.5 Illicit drug offences 22.4 19.0 41.4 45.7 100.0 116 2.9 Weapons and explosives offences 44.8 19.8 64.6 31.3 100.0 96 2.4 Property damage and environmental pollution 29.7 23.1 52.8 40.4 100.0 559 14.2 Disorderly conduct 44.7 9.7 54.4 39.3 100.0 206 5.2 Regulated public order offences 79.5 9.1 88.6 9.1 100.0 44 1.1 Offensive conduct 52.0 8.0 60.0 28.0 100.0 25 0.6 Traffic and vehicle regulatory offences 20.1 6.5 26.6 53.8 100.0 199 5.0 Breach of custodial/community orders 7.3 12.3 19.6 70.1 100.0 521 13.2 36.0 10.3 46.3 46.3 100.0 136 3.4 Miscellaneous offences 33.3 50.0 83.3 16.7 100.0 6 0.2 Total 27.3 17.9 45.2 45.7 100.0 3 945 100.0 (a) (b) Nil or rounded to zero. Source : Office of Crime Statistics and Research (unpublished) Attorney-General's Department, South Australia. The 'Total' includes those offenders with either a 'withdrawn' or 'unknown' outcome. Other offences against justice procedures/ government Prior to 1 July 2007 the recording of the racial identity of the alleged offender largely reflected the apprehending officers opinion based on the physical appearance of the individual. From 1 July 2007, South Australia Police adopted the standard ABS question on Indigenous status for alleged offenders. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 3 of TABLE 11A.3.35

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