In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important long-term objective. It is to inform Australian governments about whether policy programs and interventions are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous people. This will help guide where further work is needed.
To help ensure the relevance and appropriateness of the indicator framework for the report, the Steering Committee circulated a draft framework for reporting on Indigenous disadvantage in October 2002. The consultation period ended in February 2003, after which, the framework was revised. The revised framework was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in August 2003. The Steering Committee prepared a report on its consultations.
Ongoing consultations continued after the publication of the first Report in 2003. Following the release of Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2005, the Steering Committee will continue to seek feedback on the indicator framework and Report as part of the process of continueing improvement.
Released 12 July 2005