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Date posted: 31 July 2014
A report released today by the government on the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery (RSD) in Indigenous communities across Australia, argues that it delivered only marginal benefits, however the report shows that it did improve overcrowding at a faster rate than in other communities.
The report is based on in-depth research with 207 key stakeholders, a survey and qualitative research with 726 community members, and a survey of 338 local service providers.
Overcrowding rates in RSD communities fell at a faster rate from 2006 to 2011 than for very remote areas in general. Tangible gains did flow from the prioritisation of infrastructure and program investment in the 29 RSD communities, but the report says while the data showed some improvements in RSD communities, with the exception of overcrowding, this was part of a more general trend.
Source: The Australian