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Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms

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​The Western Australian Government has established the Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Priorities and Principles to drive improved outcomes for Aboriginal youth and increased effectiveness of government expenditure.

Despite significant government investment, outcomes for young Aboriginal people remain poor. The Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Priorities and Principles are the State Government’s response to the findings of the Aboriginal Youth Expenditure Review 2013 which identified the need for reform of government investment in Aboriginal youth services.

The key reform objectives are to: 

  • Foster stronger partnerships and collaborative approaches that include connections with the community at a local level

  • Enable integrated and sustainable service delivery, and reduce fragmentation of funding and effort

  • Build-in performance measurement based on outcomes 

  • Refocus investment to programs that address the complex needs of young people who are at risk, but fall between the traditional boundaries of agency responsibilities. 

Further information is available in the following documents:

Aboriginal Youth Expenditure Review (PDF 322 KB)

Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms (PDF 101 KB)

Premier's Circular 2015/04 - Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms

Youth Reforms Implementation (PDF 32 KB)

Fact Sheet 1. Overview (PDF 33 KB)

Fact Sheet 2. Aligning State agencies (PDF 38 KB)

Fact Sheet 3. More effective contracting (PDF 38 KB)

Fact Sheet 4. Human Services Regional Manager Forums (PDF 43 KB)

Fact Sheet 5. Implementation and Leadership Group (PDF 69 KB)

Fact Sheet 6. Demonstration sites (PDF 60 KB)

Fact Sheet 7. Assistance to Non-government Organisations (PDF 38 KB)


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.