Addressing Aboriginal disadvantage: the need to do things differently: A Special Report to Parliament under s 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974


This special report to Parliament is made under Part 6A of the Community Services (Complaints, Reviews and Monitoring) Act 1993, which requires the NSW Ombudsman to audit the implementation of the NSW Interagency Plan to Tackle Child Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Communities 2006-2011 (Interagency Plan). The report seeks to bring together ideas about the systemic reforms that are needed to address Aboriginal disadvantage in NSW. It also builds on the findings and recommendations contained in the December 2010 report by NSW Ombudsman about service delivery to the Bourke and Brewarrina communities. This report highlights the importance of addressing the priority areas of education, building economic capacity and protecting vulnerable children in Aboriginal communities.

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