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About this inquiry

The Committee will inquire into and report on the educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  Refer to the terms of reference for further information.

Past Public Hearings

19 Apr 2016: Canberra, ACT
23 Mar 2016: Dubbo, NSW
22 Mar 2016: Sydney, ACT


Inquiry Status

Inquiry lapsed


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at

Interim Report

Interim Report
First steps for improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Tabled 4 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016

ISBN 978-1-74366-531-2 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-532-9 (HTML version)

View report as a single document - (PDF 344KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages   (PDF 105KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction  (PDF 75KB)
Chapter 2 ABSTUDY (PDF 180KB)

Chapter 3

Issues for Further Consideration (PDF 144KB)
Appendix A Submissions and Exhibits (PDF 93KB)
Appendix B
Witnesses appearing and public hearings and
private hearings
(PDF 71KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4559
Fax: (02) 6277 8461