There is much goodwill in Australia to improve Indigenous outcomes. However, too many programs are implemented because of their perceived benefit, rather than a rigorous assessment of what works.
This research report maps the number of government and non-government Indigenous programs and potential level of duplication among different program providers (federal, state/territory and non-government). The report also estimates how much funding is allocated for Indigenous specific programs, across the non-government sector as well as by federal and state/territory governments.
To improve accountability and transparency of Indigenous programs, funding must be delivered on the basis of need, and achievement of outcomes. State and federal duplication in the provision and delivery of Indigenous programs must also end.