The National Commission of Audit report has caused quite a stir in the lead up to the 2014 federal budget, as nation braces for drastic cuts.
It appears that no sector is immune with the head of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine last week reportedly warning other councillors that they will be ‘hated’ after the budget is released.
The National Commission of Audit has extensively reviewed Indigenous programmes.
Reducing duplication of programmes has been a key theme of the report:
“There are too many disparate and fragmented Commonwealth Indigenous programmes. This has resulted in duplication, complexity and a lack of accountability.
Over a number of years, layers of programmes have built up, many of which are no longer relevant, while new programmes have been introduced.
The Commission considers that the multitude of Commonwealth Indigenous-specific programmes and activities (around 150) should be consolidated into no more than six or seven programmes to reduce duplication and overlap.”
Mr Mundine has told the ABC he expects the 150 programmes will be consolidated into five key areas; jobs, education, health law and sustainable communities.
Mr Mundine will be presenting a keynote address at the upcoming Indigenous Employment conference.
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