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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Aboriginal self-identification project



This project aims to gather information on why some Aboriginal people choose not to identify when using government services. The information gathered will be used to raise awareness and increase the number of Aboriginal people identifying when using government services.

New South Wales Government Aboriginal Affairs staff members will be consulting with Aboriginal communities to hear their views over a number of months in late 2013. The department is hoping obtaining accurate information about the number of Aboriginal persons using government services will help close the disadvantage gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The NSW Government will also use this information to improve processes and encourage people to feel more comfortable when answering the question about their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.

People can share their experiences by:

Abstract adapted from New South Wales Government


Head Office
Level 13, Tower B
Centennial Plaza
280 Elizabeth St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9219 0700
Toll free number: 1800 019 998
Fax: (02) 9219 0790


Last updated: 1 October 2013
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