This report, produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) contains all Indigenous data reported in the Report on Government Services 2013. This Compendium of Indigenous data is drawn entirely from information contained in the Report on Government Services 2013 (2013 Report). The Report on Government Services (RoGS) is published annually and is a product of the Review of Government Service Provision (the Review).
The Review was established under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 1993 to:
• provide ongoing comparisons of the performance of government services
• report on service provision reforms that governments have implemented or that are under consideration.
The RoGS, now in its eighteenth edition, is a tool for government (see terms of reference for the RoGS, p. xxxvi). It has been used:
• for strategic budget and policy planning, for policy evaluation and to demonstrate government accountability
• to assess the resource needs and resource performance of government agencies
• to identify jurisdictions with which to share information on services.
The data in RoGS can also provide an incentive to improve the performance of government services, by:
• enhancing measurement approaches and techniques, such as activity based costing
• helping jurisdictions identify where there is scope for improvement
• promoting greater transparency and informed debate about comparative performance.