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2016 Review of Indigenous Expenditure Report

The Indigenous Expenditure Report (IER) was commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2007 to provide information about the levels and patterns of government expenditure on services to Indigenous Australians.

The IER has been published in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The next edition of the IER is planned for publication in 2017.

The Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, has initiated a review to investigate ways to further enhance the policy relevance of the IER.

An issues paper canvasses a range of issues and options, and seeks feedback from users or potential users of the IER, on questions covering:

  1. How the IER can further contribute to policy and program development
  2. How the IER is used and how to increase use and awareness
  3. Relationship between the IER and the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators (OID) report
  4. Collection of additional or more disaggregated IER data
  5. Feasibility of possible additional analysis in the IER.

Download the review issues paper

Your feedback

Responses to the issues paper can be sent by email or post to the Productivity Commission.

The opportunity to provide feedback on the issues paper is open from 14 December 2015 to Friday 11 March 2016.


By post:

IER review
Government Performance Reporting and Analysis branch
Productivity Commission
Locked Bag 2, Collins Street East
Melbourne Vic 8003

Q and A

If you would like any further information about the IER (or related reports produced by the Productivity Commission), or have questions about this review, please contact us at: