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Report on Government Services 2023

The Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. The 2023 RoGS was progressively released between 24 January and 7 February 2023. A mid-year data update aims to improve the timeliness of information in the RoGS and was released on 6 June 2023. The mid-year release provides new data for a sub-set of indicators in the following sections:

Impact of COVID-19 on data in the 2023 Report

COVID‑19 may affect data in this Report in a number of ways. This includes in respect of:

  • actual performance — that is, the impact of COVID‑19 on service delivery between 2020 and 2022 which is reflected in indicator data
  • the collection and processing of data — that is, the ability of data providers to undertake data collection and process results for inclusion in the Report (regardless of the time period of the data).

For affected data, the impacts of various restrictions introduced from March 2020 have been identified and noted in relevant sections. The impacts predominately related to changes in service inputs, outputs and outcomes, but did not change the comparability of any indicators in this Report. For some service areas, impacts on the 2021 Report have not recurred in later reports. For example, NAPLAN testing was not conducted in 2020 (data reported in section 4 - School education) but resumed in 2021. In other areas, (such as Part E - Health), the impacts of COVID-19 and governments’ responses continue to be seen in data.

The Steering Committee will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future editions of this Report.

A guide is provided which outlines how to access the RoGS material:

A Approach to performance reporting

Part A includes an introduction to the Report on Government Services 2023, Statistical context for the service-specific parts B to G, the Glossary and the Acronyms and abbreviations list.

B Child care, education and training

Part B includes performance reporting for Early childhood education and care (ECEC), School education and Vocational education and training (VET).

C Justice

Part C includes performance reporting for Police services, Courts and Corrective services.

D Emergency management

Part D includes performance reporting for Emergency services for fire and other events.

E Health

Part E includes performance reporting for Primary and community health, Ambulance services, Public hospitals and Services for mental health.

F Community services

Part F includes performance reporting for Aged care services, Services for people with disability, Child protection services and Youth justice services.

G Housing and homelessness

Part G includes performance reporting for Housing and Homelessness services.

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