The Productivity Commission has recommended the government set up an Indigenous evaluation council, which would be “credible, useful, ethical and transparent” as part of a new government-wide evaluation strategy.
Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year on programs meant to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but according to the Productivity Commission the Government still knows “very little” about whether any of them are working.
Romlie Mokak was appointed a full-time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in December 2018.
Prior to joining the Commission, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research from 2014 and before that the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association for almost a decade.
Romlie is talking with Paul Wiles ....