On 4 December 2009, the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services (CGRIS) released his first 6 monthly report to the Minister for Families Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The report makes 8 recommendations, comprising some 17 separate sub-recommendations, and raises some other issues of importance across the whole of government.
The report was noted at COAG on 7 December 2009. COAG decided that the Working Group on Indigenous Reform will provide a progress status report to COAG in early 2010 on the recommendations, including action taken to address the recommendations of the CGRIS’s report and any further action that may be required through COAG.
The following report constitutes the progress status report on the CGRIS recommendations and was endorsed by the Working Group on Indigenous Reform on 9 April 2010.