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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

12.8 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 Region, the Torres Strait Islander employment-to-population ratio was 63 per cent, greater than the ratio for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in all other remoteness areas (figure 12.3), but around 20 percentage points below the non-Indigenous ratios across all remoteness areas (table 12A.1.11). Things that work Whilst there is a lack of publicly available research and evaluation of programs that may be contributing to the positive outcomes in the Torres Strait Region (for the year 12, post school education and employment indicators reported in this section), high-level principles and practices that underpin successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are outlined in chapter 3, case studies in good governance are outlined in section 5.4, and community functioning themes are discussed in section 11.5. 12.2 Attachment tables Attachment tables for this chapter are identified in references throughout this chapter by an A suffix (for example, table 12A.1.1). These tables can be found on the web page (www.pc.gov.au/oid2016). 12.3 References ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2012, Census of Population and Housing - Counts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011, Cat. 2075.0, Canberra. (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15, Cat. 4714.0, Canberra. AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) 2008, The Little Red Yellow Black Book, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT. Lui, F. 2012, My island home: re-presenting identities for Torres Strait Islanders living outside the Torres Strait, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 141153. , Kiatkoski, M., Delisle, A., Stoeckl, N. and Helene, M. 2016, Setting the Table: Indigenous Engagement on Environmental Issues in a Politicized Context, Society and Natural Resources, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 12631279. SCRGSP (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision) forthcoming, National Agreement Performance Information 2015-16: National Indigenous Reform Agreement, Productivity Commission, Canberra. Shnukel, A. 2001, Torres Strait Islanders, Multicultural Queensland 2001: 100 Communities, A Century of Contributions, Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, Brisbane.


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