Western Australia is undergoing a social and economic transformation fuelled by global demand, international migration and investment in the capital city and regions. A significant and historic gap remains between the life outcomes of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal West Australians. Generally, Aboriginal people have shorter lives and are poorer, less educated, less healthy and more dependent on welfare. Typically, these outcomes are worse in the regions and much worse in the State’s remote areas.
The State Government has committed to long-term reform to improve outcomes and provide Aboriginal people in regional and remote areas with access to the life opportunities enjoyed elsewhere in the State. This roadmap sets out the Government’s directions for reform, its priority actions for the next two years, and areas for consultation.