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Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014 released

Date posted: 19 November 2014

The Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision have recently released the report, Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

The Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage (OID) report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, providing information about outcomes across a range of strategic areas, and examining whether policies and programs are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The report shows some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with improvements in health, education and economic outcomes, however there are still some areas of concern, including justice and mental health.

The report shows that, nationally, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians:

'It has been almost three years since the last OID report. For this report we made a concerted effort to increase the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Their input contributed to significant developments, including broadening the focus from overcoming disadvantage to improving wellbeing, and the inclusion of new indicators, such as Indigenous language revitalisation and maintenance, valuing Indigenous cultures (including experiences of racism and discrimination) and participation in decision making,' said Peter Harris, chairman of the Productivity Commission and of the Steering Committee.

Source: Productivity Commission


Last updated: 5 December 2014
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