Indigenous disadvantage issues

Tell me more? Continued health, education and community deficits suggest a failure to use the data collected over more than a decade to reformulate various funding processes.

Inthe Indigenous suicide rate was double that of the general population.

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Outcomes have improved in a number of areas, including some COAG targets. However, the relatively small number of case studies included reflects a lack of rigorously evaluated programs in the Indigenous policy area. The rates of people learning an Indigenous language remained similar to levels, with the highest proportion among children aged three to And now when they are even worse, nothing is said. In , 53 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people returned to youth justice supervision, similar to This means racism and discrimination, lack of education or employment, and cultural disconnection impact on a person's health. Criticisms are particularly powerful in New South Wales state, where an estimated 6, children are in out-of-home care, and a group of activists last week marked the apology anniversary with a protest calling for an inquiry into welfare and police practices. However many including the Labor senator Pat Dodson noted few of the recommendations of the year-old royal commission into Indigenous deaths in custody, had been enacted.

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Aboriginal facts

This report is the seventh in the series. Responding to last week's report , Mick Gooda from the Australian Human Rights Commission said, "We can make real inroads in the national effort to close the gap if we continue to place a high priority on it. Criticisms are particularly powerful in New South Wales state, where an estimated 6, children are in out-of-home care, and a group of activists last week marked the apology anniversary with a protest calling for an inquiry into welfare and police practices. That sounds really good. Recent years have seen a concerted push to maintain, revive, and rescue endangered Indigenous languages, of which the vast majority are considered endangered. This generation has been recently criticised for having bad attention spans. Having a job can lead to improved incomes for families and communities, and also enhance self-esteem and reduce social alienation. Two years on from the previous report there continues to be improvement in many areas of health, economic participation and aspects of education. We are a multicultural Australia with respect shown to people from all backgrounds, yet we continue to treat our own oldest people without basic humanity. Other areas where statistics show a concerning gap in the experience between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are child removals and community and family violence. In , hospitalisation rates for all chronic diseases except cancer were higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians than for non-Indigenous Australians ranging from twice the rate for circulatory disease to 11 times the rate for kidney failure. As at 30 June , 16 members of parliament identified as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander an increase from 13 at 30 June

The Productivity Commission also found improvements, including continued declines in the mortality rates of children. The gap refers to the the vast health and life-expectation inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Outcomes have worsened in some areas. A separate royal commission into the protection and detention of children in the NT began this year, and last month Indigenous leaders cautiously welcomed the announcement of a federal inquiry into Indigenous incarceration rates.

The report claims to have been used by governments and the broader community to understand the nature of Indigenous disadvantage and inform the development of policies to tackle the issues.

Problems faced by indigenous peoples

Rates of family and community violence were unchanged between and around 22 per cent , and risky long-term alcohol use in was similar to though lower than Finally, data alone cannot tell the complete story about the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, nor can it fully tell us why outcomes improve or not in different areas. However, non-governmental backers of the programme argue that sluggish progress on interlinked and often intractable challenges does not indicate failure. More on page 4. Jon Altman, of the Australian National University's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, said the prime minister has adopted a cynical approach which, like previous governments, masks inequality with bureaucratic policy. Jobs, education, employment and housing are all linked social determinants of health. Disadvantage may have both immediate social, economic and cultural determinants, and deeper underlying causes. In , 10 per cent of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait adults were self-employed — an increase from 6 per cent in — But official data continues to record substantial failures. How does this report fare in that department? JACK: It really is the most comprehensive report on our wellbeing produced here in Australia so far and it has real depth of analysis too.

Child protection substantiations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children increased from 30 per children in to 40 per children in ; and rates of children on care and protection orders increased from 21 per children in to 58 per children in The proportions of people learning and speaking Indigenous languages remains unchanged from to The disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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