The Australian Government today released the fourth six monthly report from the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services, Brian Gleeson, on the progress being made in delivering essential services to people living in the 29 priority Indigenous locations across Australia.
The report details the performance of Governments in meeting our commitments to implement the National Partnership on Remote Service Delivery. It provides an assessment of progress, particularly in relation to the community and government agreed Local Implementation Plans in each location.
Under the Remote Service Delivery Strategy, all governments have signed up to a concentrated approach to tackle disadvantage in the select Indigenous communities.
At the halfway point in the National Partnership on Remote Service Delivery, the Coordinator General has found that a number of improvements have been made in the 29 locations through the Local Implementation Plans, including:
While this report shows positive change is occurring in remote communities, we know that disadvantage cannot be turned around overnight.
The Australian Government is committed to delivering change at the community level that improves opportunities for Indigenous people and addresses disadvantage.
The assistance of the Coordinator General, the States and Territory, and community leaders is helping the Australian Government to achieve improvements in the 29 communities.
The report is available at www.cgris.gov.au
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