Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage

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The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID)

The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) is the seventh report looking at the wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally in relation to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) targets and action areas.

The report shows that level of education has a relationship with positive wellness factors including employment.  Employment then also has a positive relationship with other wellness factors.

Indicators for Year 12 attainment and transition to work have shown progress.  However, there is more work to be done to improve outcomes for attendance and reading, writing and numeracy for Indigenous students.

The report suggest that teacher quality and student engagement are important, but are not well understood.  Many of the ‘things that matter’ as described in the Report are supported by the Stronger Smarter Approach – e.g. positive self-identity, positive sense of culture, sense of belonging, local solutions, community engagement, and building trust and relationships.

 

Read our review of the OID Report (pdf)

Stronger Smarter Institute Research & Impact Footprinting. Full reading review. "Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage - Key Indicators, 2016"

Read a two-page summary of the review (pdf)

Stronger Smarter Institute Research & Impact Footprinting. reading Review - Summary. Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage - Key Indicators 2016. Productivity Commission Research Paper.

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2016 report is available at http://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/overcoming-indigenous-disadvantage

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