In January 2008 the Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations commissioned research on Indigenous Expenditure across Australia to report transparently on services to Indigenous Australians.
This research has been released as a report prepared by the Productivity Commission using nationally consistent methodology guided by a steering committee of State, Territory and Commonwealth Representatives.
The Expenditure Report provides estimates of expenditure for 2008-09 on:
The Report estimates in 2008-09 state and territory and Commonwealth expenditure was $22 billion.
A copy of the report is available on the Productivity Commission website.
In 2008-09 estimated ACT Government expenditure on Indigenous Canberrans was $112 million, comprising of $94.2 million on mainstream services and $17.7 million on targeted Indigenous services and programs. Indigenous Expenditure Report - Questions and Answers provides more detailed information on how much the ACT Government spends on Indigenous Canberrans, and its comparative performance against other jurisdictions.
Further general information on the ACT Government’s Indigenous programs and activities in the ACT be found on the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders website.
The Report will be used to provide:
The Indigenous Expenditure Report will be released every two years starting from 2012.