Report

The funding of Indigenous education through special purpose supplementation: an historical overview

Publisher
Aboriginal Australians Information technology Rural and remote communities Closing the Gap Government expenditure Australia Northern Territory
Description

It reveals that when many new programs come on board, they do not represent additional money, rather re-labelling of old. This report concludes that targeted Federal Government funding designed to 'close the gap' in Indigenous education has effectively been 'frozen' for years. It reveals that when many new programs come on board, they do not represent additional money, rather re-labelling of old. The distribution of money to state and territory governments, and eligible organisations is often stalled by confusing red tape. With a particular focus on how this money has been spent in the Northern Territory, the report calls for more transparent government reporting and further research to assess what funds are needed to enhance Indigenous education.

 

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