Safe and Supportive Communities


The Indigenous Expenditure Report contains estimates of the levels and patterns of government expenditure on services relating to Indigenous Australians in 2008-09. This chapter presents estimates of expenditure that relate to the COAG National Indigenous Reform Agreement and Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report. Services outlined are in the areas of public order and safety, community support and welfare, and recreation and culture. Priority areas for improvement include legal aid expenditure, general purpose grants to local governments, police service use measure and welfare service cost differentials.