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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

THE FRAMEWORK 2.11 In 2012, the Productivity Commission, on behalf of the Steering Committee, commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd (ACER) to review the report. The ACER review found that most users considered the report to be a useful compendium of information on the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. However, the review made a number of recommendations for changes to the reports production and content (ACER 2012). The Steering Committee developed a set of proposed responses to the ACER review (SCRGSP 2013), which formed the basis of national consultations. Following those consultations, the Steering Committee agreed a set of final responses, which were implemented for the 2014 report (SCRGSP 2014b). The two major changes implemented with the 2014 report were: increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement in all phases of the reporting process a greater focus on strengths-based reporting and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians conceptions of wellbeing. Increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved with the OID report since its inception. The report had its origins in a recommendation of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 2000, and ATSIC was a member of the working group that advised the Steering Committee on the first edition of the report. The National Congress of Australias First Peoples (established in 2010) is represented on the working group that advises the Steering Committee on this report. (The Congress has made clear to the Steering Committee that its involvement is not a substitute for engagement with the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.) Each edition of the report has benefited from consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in all states and territories, and in a range of remoteness areas. Commencing with the 2014 report, the previous practice of engaging a single Indigenous academic referee was expanded, with different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations or experts reviewing each section of the report. For this report, the name of the reviewer is noted in relevant sections and all reviewers are acknowledged on p. xiv, but the final content of the report remains the responsibility of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is extremely grateful to these organisations and individuals, and acknowledges the significant contributions they have made to the report.


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