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Person—Indigenous status

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269618
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services, Standard 01/03/2005
Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Definition:Help on this termIndigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Context:Help on this termAustralia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupy a unique place in Australian society and culture. In the current climate of reconciliation, accurate and consistent statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are needed in order to plan, promote and deliver essential services, to monitor changes in wellbeing and to account for government expenditure in this area. The purpose of this metadata item is to provide information about people who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Agencies or establishments wishing to determine the eligibility of individuals for particular benefits, services or rights will need to make their own judgments about the suitability of the standard measure for these purposes, having regard to the specific eligibility criteria for the program concerned.

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Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this termA human being, whether man, woman or child.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termMacquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Indigenous status
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Person—Indigenous status, code N Community Services, Superseded 25/08/2005
Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

Person—Indigenous status, code N Community Services, Standard 25/08/2005
Housing assistance, Standard 15/04/2010
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

Person—Indigenous status, Housing assistance Indigenous status code N{.N} Housing assistance, Retired 15/04/2010

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