On 19 March 2008 the Senate resolved to appoint a Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities to inquire into, and report on:
- the effectiveness of Australian Government policies following the Northern Territory Emergency Response, specifically on the state of health, welfare, education and law and order in regional and remote Indigenous communities
- the impact of state and territory government policies on the wellbeing of regional and remote Indigenous communities
- the health, welfare, education and security of children in regional and remote Indigenous communities
- the employment and enterprise opportunities in regional and remote Indigenous communities.
The Committee has concluded reporting under its terms of reference in the 42nd Parliament, and all five reports have now been tabled. The Committee’s first report was a progress report and contained no recommendations. The Government responses to the second, third and fourth report have now been tabled and are available below. The Government response to the recommendations of the fifth report is expected to be tabled shortly.
Information about the Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities including all five reports is available from the Parliament of Australia - Senate website.