The figures on government spending on indigenous people in the Northern Territory have just been released.
Standing at AUD 4.7 billion for the period 2010-2011, it represented 54 per cent of total government expenditure.
The 2012 indigenous expenditure report's stated aim is to provide cost of services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by the federal, state and territory governments. This is the second year it has been released.
Federal Government spending accounted for AUD 2.2 billion of the spending or 47 per cent of the AUD 4.7 billion.
The estimated spending per head of population was AUD 67,761 for indigenous people compared to AUD 24,822 for non-indigenous people.
Prepared by Bob Woodward & Associates: offering you business consultancy, accounting, payroll administration and ancillary services in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory.