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Keeping Up and How Young Indigenous People are Faring, two reports from DSF and Reconciliation Australia, draw attention to the facts, and the people who are working to improve the levels of education, training and employment of Indigenous people in this age group. It’s not just about measurement. It’s about what programs work, and how best they can be supported.

On the whole, the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people aged 15-24 are not narrowing. In some cases, they are getting worse. The census data over the last ten years, collected in How Young Indigenous People are Faring, clearly portrays the areas where Indigenous youth are disadvantaged compared to non-Indigenous people of the same age. Yet that is not the whole story.

Keeping Up and How Young Indigenous People are Faring, two reports from DSF and Reconciliation Australia, draw attention to the facts and the people who are working to improve the levels of education, training and employment of Indigenous people in this age group. It’s not just about measurement. It’s about what programs work, and how best they can be supported.

Here you will find both reports, as well as a supplementary power presentation. Check out the videos and stories of our good practice examples, let us know what you think of the reports or tell us about what program you’ve experienced. We’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget to keep your eye on this space in the coming days for podcasts and vodcasts of the launch, new videos from the good practice examples, and new polls and comments.

We hope you enjoy the reports. There is good news. Indigenous participation at school and completion of Year 12 has improved in absolute and relative terms. Such advances are significant. The next step is translating this into improved post-school outcomes, like full-time employment or higher education. The good practice examples are proven ways of achieving these outcomes. It’s time to act and extend upon these success stories.

2009

altKeeping Up

A report that draws on the key insights of How Young Indigenous People are Faring, mapping the patterns of what is happening for young Indigenous people and identifies what improvements can be made. Download now.

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How Young Indigenous People are Faring

A report, using Census data from 1996, 2001 and 2006, that examines changes in the education and labour force participation of Indigenous youth (15- 29). Download Now.

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