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Assessing The Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: A Focus on the 2002 NATSISS

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
ANU Press (1965- Present)
Title: Assessing The Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: A Focus on the 2002 NATSISS
Author(s): Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes Assessing Recent Evidence Conference
Hunter, Boyd
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: ANU Press
Canberra, ACT: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: Research Monograph (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University): No. 26
This monograph presents the refereed, and peer-reviewed, edited proceedings of the conference on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: Assessing Recent Evidence. The conference was organised by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and held at the Shine Dome, the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 11 and 12 August 2005. The conference aimed to present the latest evidence on Indigenous economic and social status, and family and community life, and discuss its implications for government policy. The recently released 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) provided a valuable new source of data on these issues. The conference featured a variety of presentations that provide an evaluation of the strengths and weakness of the NATSISS methodology and the quality of the survey data and existing output. In the same year that NATSISS was conducted, the Prime Minister wrote to Gary Banks, as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP), to ask for a regular report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This is now available on a biennial basis as the Productivity Commission Report Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage. In addition, the annual Report on Government Services issued by the SCRGSP now includes a separate compendium of Indigenous statistics drawn from the administrative databases of Australian, State and Territory governments. Given the growing number of Indigenous statistics collected and reported in Australia, it is more important than ever before to provide critical scrutiny of the data and related analysis. By publishing this report via the ANU E Press, we aim to ensure the timely and wide access to research findings throughout the Indigenous policy community. I recommend this monograph to anyone who wants to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing statistical archive for Indigenous Australians.
ISBN: 192094219X
ISSN: 1036-6962


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