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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2016

Publishing organisation: Productivity Commission

Year of publication: 2016

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The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is released regularly and measures the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples against 52 indicators across a range of areas including health, education and employment, including:

  • mental health
  • suicide and self-harm
  • consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other substances, and associated harms
  • disability and chronic disease
  • access to primary health care
  • substantiated child abuse and neglect
  • family and community violence
  • imprisonment and juvenile detention.

This comprehensive report also includes case studies on programs that have improved outcomes along with an acknowledgement of the scarcity of formal evaluations.