This supplement presents estimates of Australian Government expenditure on services that relate to Indigenous Australians on a state and territory geographical basis.
It complements the estimates published in the 2010 Indigenous Expenditure Report (the 2010 Report) (IERSC 2010a), and facilitates an estimate of total government resources committed to Indigenous services in each jurisdiction.
The 2010 Report provides estimates of expenditure related to Indigenous Australians for each State and Territory government and for the Australian Government in aggregate. However, at the time the 2010 Report was released, it was not possible to separately identify the Australian Government’s contribution to specific State and Territory governments, or the direct expenditure by the Australian Government in each state and territory.
As with the information in the 2010 Report, the estimates in this supplement represent a first step and many data quality and methodological challenges are yet to be resolved. Also, while the estimates in this supplement are based on much of the same data used for the 2010 Report, there have been some minor improvements to the allocations across expenditure categories since the 2010 Report was released. As a consequence, small variations exist for some service categories.