Survey: Social Justice Report 2009

SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORT 2009

January 2010

SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORT 2009: FEEDBACK SURVEY

Dear friend,

I trust that you have received your copy of the Social Justice Report 2009 and hope that you have found it to be a useful resource.

I am interested in hearing your thoughts about this year’s Report. I am particularly interested in any suggestions you may have for improving the Report.

I invite you to provide your feedback on the Social Justice Report 2009 by completing the attached survey. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and all survey responses are confidential. We need to receive your response by 30 April 2010 in time to assist in the production of the next report.

If you have any questions please contact Allyson Campbell at: Allyson.Campbell@humanrights.gov.au or by phone on 02 9284 9603.

Yours sincerely

Tom Calma
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and
Race Discrimination Commissioner


Please select one option for each question unless otherwise specified

FEEDBACK SURVEY

1. The Social Justice Report is published annually. Have you read one of these Reports before?

Yes
No
Not sure

2. How much of the Social Justice Report 2009 did you read? Please choose the most suitable response.

All of it
Most of it
Glanced through it
Read particular sections
Have not read it yet
Will not read it

3. Would you read the Social Justice Report again or in the future?

Yes
No
Not sure

4. Are you aware that there is a Community Guide each year which offers a short outline of the Social Justice and Native Title reports?

Yes
No

5. In which format would you have preferred / prefer to receive the Social Justice Report 2009? You may choose more than one response.

Book
Electronic (CD) of written materials
Internet version of written materials
Visual report - DVD
Voice recording

Other, please specify:

6. Did you find the Social Justice Report 2009 easy to understand?

Yes
No
Sometimes

7. For what purpose did you use the Social Justice Report 2009? You may choose more than one response.

General knowledge
Advocacy
Policy work
Legal
Statistical
Study

Teaching, please specify:

Other, please specify:

8. How useful did you find the Social Justice Report 2009?

Very useful
Useful
Slightly useful
Not useful

9. Is this report accessible to your stakeholders?

Yes
No
Not relevant

10. How would you rate the overall quality of the Social Justice Report 2009?

Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor

11. Which chapters of the Social Justice Report 2009 did you find most useful? Please choose one or two options

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Justice reinvestment - a new solution to the problem of Indigenous over representation in the criminal justice system

Chapter 3: The perilous state of Indigenous languages in Australia

Chapter 4: Sustaining Aboriginal homeland communities

Appendix 1: Chronology of events relating to the administration of Indigenous affairs, 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009

All of it was useful

12. Which chapters of the Social Justice Report 2009 were least useful? Please choose one or two options

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Justice reinvestment - a new solution to the problem of Indigenous over representation in the criminal justice system

Chapter 3: The perilous state of Indigenous languages in Australia

Chapter 4: Sustaining Aboriginal homeland communities

Appendix 1: Chronology of events relating to the administration of Indigenous affairs, 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009

None of the content should be left out

13. Has your knowledge of Social Justice in Australia improved as a result of having read the Social Justice Report 2009?

Definitely yes
A little yes
No
My knowledge was already extensive

14. How has the Social Justice Report 2009 been used by your organisation? You may choose more than one response.

Not applicable - I am an individual
It is not used by other members of the organisation
It is read by other members of the organisation
It is placed in our library so that we can refer to it later
It is used to inform our work / planning / strategy / policy development
It is referenced and used as evidence to support our work
It is used to add legitimacy to our work and / or as a basis for our own advocacy

Other:

15. Which topics would you like to see included in future Social Justice Reports? Include your reasons.

Your details

16. What is your gender:

Male
Female

17.

Aboriginal
Torres Strait Islander
Non-Indigenous Australian
Not an Australian citizen / resident

18. Please choose the description that best describes you or your work.

A non-affiliated individual
Traditional owner
Student
Academic researcher
Teacher
Member of the legal profession
Native Title Representative Body / Service employee
Land Council employee
Federal Government employee
State / Territory Government employee
Local Government employee
Non-Government employee
Worker in an Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander agency
Peak body employee
Human rights advocate
Corporate / private sector employee

Other:

19. Where do you live?

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Torres Strait
Victoria
Western Australia

Outside Australia, Details:

20. Other comments?