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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’.

 

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Child protection & notification rates

This report looks at children receiving child protection services in each jurisdiction; the number of substantiations per child; co-occurring types of abuse and neglect; socioeconomic status; and ‘average day’ measures. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012-13) also includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and some of the characteristics of the children receiving these services.

Childcare and education statistics can be sought here.

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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.

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