Review of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage : Key Indicators report
In May-June 2012, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) conducted a review of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID): Key Indicators report on behalf of the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision. Stakeholder feedback was invited through several different means: an email survey, telephone interviews, participation in small group discussions and written submissions. Public sector users of the OID report made up a large proportion of the stakeholders who contributed to the review. Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders across a wide range of organisations participated in the consultations.
The review found a range of different stakeholder views in relation to the OID report. On the one hand the report was generally considered to be meeting its purpose in reporting on the performance of Australian governments in overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. On the other hand, a proliferation of other government performance reports in recent years has led to some questioning of the relevance of the OID report and its place in this larger array of reports. The review found that while there is some overlap with other government performance reports there are also two key features that make the OID report unique amongst these others: its focus on outcomes and its whole-of-government perspective.
ACER. (2012). Review of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage : Key Indicators report. https://research.acer.edu.au/indigenous_education/28