Rejoinder to 'Key Social and Economic Indicators for Indigenous Australia: A Comparative Analysis' - Rejoinder to 'Key Social and Economic Indicators for Indigenous Australia: A Comparative Analysis'

Author/editor: Altman, JC, Hunter, B
Year published: 2005
Volume no.: 28
Issue no.: 3

Abstract

Response to a study prepared for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs by Australasia Economics.

In September 2003, CAEPR Discussion Paper 254 was the first of what subsequently proved to be a number of publications noting how Indigenous affairs performance in the intercensal period 1996-2001, as measured by standard social indicators, was little different to the previous intercensal period 1991-1996. These findings have been criticised in an Appendix to an April 2004 report entitled Key Social and Economic Indicators for Indigenous Australia: A Comparative Analysis, by Australasia Economics, which is available on the Australian Government's Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination website. This Rejoinder provides background to the controversy and continues the public debate.

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