Coordinator General’s seventh report

Brian Gleeson

Brian Gleeson

On 16 May 2013, the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Hon Jenny Macklin MP) released the seventh report of Australia’s Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (Mr Brian Gleeson).1

In the report – which covers the period from October 2012 to March 2013 – Mr Gleeson highlights a number of issues of critical importance, including:

  • the need to address “persistent and important governance issues” in remote Indigenous communities,2
  • the need to improve accountability around government expenditure in Amata, Mimili and other remote service delivery sites,3
  • the poor quality of telecommunication services in some Anangu communities (and that Telstra’s response to this problem is “unsatisfactory”),4 and
  • the lack of milestones and “publicly available progress reports” vis-à-vis the Amata and Mimili Local Implementation Plans.5

Click here to download a copy of the report (file size: 285KB)

The Paper Tracker has been monitoring the role, work and recommendations of the Coordinator General since June 2009. In November 2011, we recorded an interview with the Coordinator General for our weekly Radio Show.

References

  1. Office of the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Service. 16 May 2013. “The Seventh Report released, 16 May 2013.” Available at: http://www.cgris.gov.au/site/news.asp?item=197. Accessed: 27 June 2013.
  2. Gleeson, B. 2013. Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Six Monthly Report October 2012 – March 2013, p2.
  3. Gleeson, B. 2013. Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Six Monthly Report October 2012 – March 2013, p4.
  4. Gleeson, B. 2013. Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Six Monthly Report October 2012 – March 2013, p3.
  5. Gleeson, B. 2013. Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Six Monthly Report October 2012 – March 2013, p17.
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