Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia
Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks gave a speech to an OECD World Forum on 'Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies' in Istanbul on 29 June.
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Some 'headline' statistics
Some historical and policy background
Renewed government commitment and new policy approaches
COAG agreement to monitor progress
A 'strategic' reporting framework
Attention to implementation priorities
'Headline' indicators provide a snapshot
The innovation: 'strategic areas for action'
A holistic approach
Broad endorsement by Indigenous people
Are things getting better in the 'strategic areas'?
What do the available data tell us in each of the seven 'strategic areas for action'?
'Things that work' can add up
Some concluding remarks
Date deficiencies remain in key areas
Some progress in 'embedding' the reporting framework