Civil Voices
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

Jobs Gap Widens For Indigenous Workers


Monday, 26th May 2014 at 11:29 am
Staff Reporter
Primary education, Year 12 attainment and post-school qualifications for Indigenous students have been on the rise but employment is not improving, the latest report on Indigenous reform from the COAG Reform Council has revealed.

Monday, 26th May 2014
at 11:29 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Jobs Gap Widens For Indigenous Workers
Monday, 26th May 2014 at 11:29 am

Primary education, Year 12 attainment and post-school qualifications for Indigenous students have been on the rise but employment is not improving, the latest report on Indigenous reform from the COAG Reform Council has revealed.

The report, launched in Canberra, also revealed that falls in school attendance were larger and more widespread than improvements, and high school numeracy results had worsened.

COAG Reform Council Chairman John Brumby said governments had made some promising gains in education but not in employment.

“It is great to see Indigenous students’ reading scores lifting across all year levels, a jump in Year 12 or equivalent attainment, and more Indigenous people achieving post-school qualifications,” Brumby said.

“What’s concerning though is that these education gains aren’t improving employment—we found that since 2008, employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians did not improve in any State or Territory.”

COAG said its target was to halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by 2018 but over the past five years, this gap had widened.

Brumby said the report’s results emphasise an ongoing need for COAG to strengthen its performance reporting and accountability framework for Indigenous reform.

“While we are pleased to find successes in this report, we are wary that there is still hard work to be done in some areas. This is the time to regroup and to see these reforms through,” he said.

To view Indigenous Reform 2012-13: Five years of performance, click here.

The COAG Reform Council was established in 2006 to assist COAG to drive its reform agenda.



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Prolegis Lawyers work exclusively for charities, other not-f...

Prolegis Lawyers

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

New Program Receives Grant to Help Women With Disability Find Work

Luke Michael

Monday, 4th December 2017 at 8:38 am

No Improvement for People with Disability Engaging with Australian Businesses

Lina Caneva

Friday, 1st December 2017 at 11:41 am

Am I heard? Am I seen? Am I able?

Jack Milne

Monday, 27th November 2017 at 4:37 pm

Request for Tender for ParentsNext 2018-21 – Applications Now Open

Contributor

Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 8:00 am

POPULAR

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 5:37 pm

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 4:59 pm

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 10:54 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Civil Voices
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!