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Indigenous Expenditure Report

The Indigenous Expenditure Reports present nationally comparable information on government expenditure on services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Looking beyond offenders

‘Looking beyond offenders to the needs of victims and communities’ is a paper written by Mick Gooda, Emilie Priday and Louise McDermott from the Australian Human Rights Commission. This article examines the applications for justice reinvestment in Australia, primarily in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Keep Them Safe?

This report examines whether NSW Community Services’ capacity to adequately respond to children assessed as being at risk of significant harm has improved as a result of changes to the child protection system introduced through Keep Them Safe. A Special Report to Parliament under s31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.

Inquiry into service provision to the Bourke and Brewarrina communities

Community leaders from Bourke and Brewarrina have held long-standing concerns about service sector inefficiencies and the limited reach of major early intervention and prevention programs. In light of these and a number of other related concerns, the NSW Ombudsman decided to inquire into and review the delivery of community services to the Brewarrina and Bourke communities. A NSW Ombudsman’s special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.

A review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs

New South Wales, the largest State in Australia, is also the jurisdiction with the largest Indigenous population. It also accounts for around 40% of national Hepatitis C notifications (as at 2008). This website contains a ‘review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – A report for the COAG multilateral group on needle and syringe programs’.