Final Report Summative Evaluation of the National Indigenous Critical Response Service
30th October 2020
The Summative Evaluation of the National Indigenous Response Service (NICRS – now called the National Indigenous Postvention Service - NIPS) set out to evaluate the first three years (2017-2020) of the NICRS. Its objectives were to demonstrate NICRS accountability in response to the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funding, assess program quality, value and effectiveness; identify opportunities for program improvement and redesign and generate evidence to inform decision making in line...
2019-20 National Indigenous Australians Agency Annual Report
20th October 2020
This is the first annual report for the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) following its establishment on 1 July 2019. Our first year of operation has been significant. Our purpose is to assist the Australian Government to achieve its objectives in improving the lives of Indigenous Australians by leading the development of the Commonwealth’s approach, focusing on place, working in partnership and effectively delivering programs through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). As...
Indigenous Evaluation Committee Annual Report 2019-20
2nd October 2020
The annual report from the Chair of the Indigenous Evaluation Committee, Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter, provides a summary of key areas of advice the Committee provided through 2019-20.
2020-2021 Annual Evaluation Work Plan
1st October 2020
The Annual Evaluation Work Plan for 2020-2021 is a key output of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Evaluation Framework and covers evaluation projects, reviews, and evaluation capability development, which are planned to be conducted by the National Indigenous Australians Agency in 2020-2021.
Senate Order on Entity Contracts 2019-20 Financial Year NIAA
24th August 2020
Pursuant to the Senate Order on Entity Contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which have: not been fully performed as at the end of the reporting period; and/or been entered into during the 12 months prior to the end of the reporting period. Some of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature...
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs reports
24th August 2020
The Australian Government welcomes the Interim Report First steps for improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (Interim Report) and the Final Report The power of education: From surviving to thriving Educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (Final Report), and thanks all who contributed to the Inquiry. The Australian Government is committed to taking all possible steps to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
COAG Reporting Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policies and Outcomes
20th August 2020
In February 2018, COAG committed to publish annually jurisdictional-specific Indigenous employment and supplier use policies and performance on the COAG website. This was also included in the related COAG Communique. Governments have the ability to provide significant business and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Islander people by leveraging the purchasing power of their procurement activity. They can also increase employment directly via public sector employment policies...
Audit and Risk Committee Charter
7th August 2020
The NIAA Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) provides independent advice and assistance to the CEO and NIAA Executive. The ARC Charter sets out the committee’s role, authority, responsibilities, composition and tenure, reporting, and administrative arrangements.
Meeting Communiqué, 24 March, 15 April and 27 May 2020
7th August 2020
The Indigenous Evaluation Committee’s sixth meeting was held via teleconference and was split across three meetings on 24 March, 15 April and 27 May 2020 due to COVID19.
Community Development Program (CDP) Head Agreement and Operational Guidance
31st July 2020
The Community Development Program (CDP) Operational Guidance (the Guidance), the CDP Head Agreement, and the Code of Practice and Service Guarantee together define the operation and application of the CDP. These documents are designed to support CDP providers to deliver CDP services to job seekers in remote Australia. The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) will progressively publish these documents. The first stage of the publication comprises: the CDP Head Agreement template, a...