Second report 2009

Second report 2009

25 June 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-120-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 4688KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 7KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Recommendations (PDF 20KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 25KB)

Terms of Reference
Inquiry process
Future plans
Structure of the report
Previous and current inquiries of relevance
Further submissions

Chapter 2 - Commonwealth Policy on Indigenous Affairs (PDF 118KB)

Closing the Gap policy
Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Fiscal Relations
Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services
Measuring and reporting under COAG
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Key Indicators Report
Commonwealth government Budget 2009-10
Healing Foundation
National Indigenous Representative Body
Statement of support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Chapter 3 - Overview of data on Indigenous wellbeing (PDF 531KB)

Issues with current data collections
Social and demographic context of Indigenous communities
General wellbeing in regional and remote Indigenous communities
Housing and community infrastructure
Indigenous educational attainment and standards
The health of the Indigenous population
Welfare and security of children and young people
Conclusions from the data

Chapter 4 - The Northern Territory Emergency Response (PDF 1098KB)

Summary of Northern Territory Emergency Response and measures
Reviews and reports on the progress of the NTER
Response to the NTER Review
Northern Territory Emergency Response Measures
Commonwealth policy issues not addressed under NTER measures

Chapter 5 - Effectiveness of South Australian and Northern Territory government policies (PDF 385KB)

South Australian government policies
Northern Territory government policies

Appendix 1 - List of Public Submissions and Tabled Documents received since the committee's first report of 2008 (PDF 16KB)

Hearing 14 November 2008
Hearing 4 March 2009
Hearing 9 June 2009

Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee at public hearings (PDF 23KB)
Appendix 3 - People with whom the Committee met on Site Visits (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 4 - Indigenous data sources (PDF 76KB)
Appendix 5 - Map of Northern Territory government's proposed 'Territory Growth Towns' (PDF 44KB)
Appendix 6 - Levels of schooling provided in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (PDF 1361KB)
Appendix 7 - Police in Northern Territory Indigenous communities (PDF 1028KB)

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