A report tabled in Parliament yesterday has found the Indigenous Advancement Strategy was “rushed” and has disrupted or cut off the funding for many front line services.

The report found that the consolidation of more than 150 programs into just five streams has been deeply problematic, and that the process was attempted too quickly and dramatically for people and communities to cope.

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Shayne Neumann says the report highlights the “appalling experiences” of community controlled services across the country.

A spokesperson for the Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says the government accepts it can always do better, but the strategy has delivered significant benefits.