We don’t need a voice we need a forensic audit.
The figures are based on the 2017 Indigenous Expenditure Report produced by the Productivity Commission. Source: Professor Matthew Bennett, spokesman for the Sovereign Court of International Justice (SCIJ) and International Barrister with a 25+ year legal career and an expert on international law.
3,278 Aboriginal corporations
243 Native title bodies
48 Land councils
35 Regional councils
122+ Aboriginal agencies
3 Advisory bodies
145 Health Organisations
11 Indigenous Federal MPs
12 Culturally important Indigenous days
Let’s review the data that is currently available in a clearer manner:
- Funding Amount and Population Percentage: Taxpayers contribute $33 billion annually to support 984,000 Indigenous Australians, which represent 3.8% of the country’s population.
- Expenditure Breakdown (2012-13):
- Indigenous Australians: $43,449 per person
- Non-Indigenous Australians: $20,900 per person
This shows that the expenditure on Indigenous Australians is 2.08 times that of non-Indigenous Australians, an increase from a 1.95 ratio in 2009.
- Daily and Annual Expenditure: Australian taxpayers spend approximately $100 million daily on direct support for Indigenous Australians, totaling $39.5 billion of direct government expenditure annually.
- Source of the Figures: The data is based on the 2017 Indigenous Expenditure Report produced by the Productivity Commission. The source is also credited to Professor Matthew Bennett from the Sovereign Court of International Justice (SCIJ).
- Representation in Parliament: The argument is made that there’s a proposal (or a current situation) where 3.8% of the population (Indigenous Australians) would get a “second voice” in Parliament, which the remaining 97.2% of the population won’t have access to due to not being First Nation individuals.