The Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (CGRIS) presented his Fifth Statutory Report to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP on 27 April 2012.
The CGRIS has developed a new approach to bi-annual reporting consistent with the requirements under the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Act 2009. This new approach involved the development of a brief update report early in the year with a more substantial report later in the year. The fifth report of the CGRIS is the first report provided in accordance with this new approach.
In keeping with the reporting approach outlined by the CGRIS for the fifth report, this Whole of Government Response to the Fifth Report of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services provides brief comments in relation to the key issues relating to the delivery of outputs raised in the report.
A majority of the COAG Working Group on Indigenous Reform have endorsed the response to the CGRIS fifth six-monthly report.