Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key indicators 2014: Report


This is the sixth report in the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) series, which can trace its origins to the final report of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 2000. The OID report serves as a public report card on progress in overcoming Indigenous disadvantage, to allow governments assess the effectiveness of current policies and to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to develop their own responses to areas of disadvantage within their communities. The 2014 report shows that, nationally, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: economic outcomes have improved over the longer term, but have slowed in recent years; improved health outcomes include life expectancy and lower child mortality but, rates of disability and chronic disease remain high, mental health outcomes have not improved, and hospitalisation rates for self-harm have increased; post-secondary education outcomes have improved, but there has been no change in literacy and numeracy results at school; justice outcomes continue to decline, with adult imprisonment rates worsening and no change in high rates of juvenile detention and family and community violence.

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