Unaware of anything in this category - university level education is required, with a demonstrated record of high achievement (so it then relies on what universities are doing to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds).
There are programs targeted at recruiting indigenous Australians, but in terms of people with disabilities, from lower socio-economic backgrounds or ethnic minorities, there are no proactive programs to temper merit-based recruitment processes.
Programs for indigenous officers, not that that implies less privileged, but seems to make the stats.
It's an open application process, and I'm sure more applications from people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds would be welcomed.
Not sure. Given the makeup of the graduate cohort, I'm not sure whatever efforts they do make are sufficient.
Other than having places available for Indigenous people, I am not sure. Unfortunately, because the Department requires that people are quite accomplished to get in, this often means that successful applicants come from somewhat privileged backgrounds. I could be wrong on this though, it's only my impression.
There is Indigenous-specific recruitment, but in the mainstream, most people come from middle class backgrounds, with the graduate cohort being relatively well represented culturally.
There is an indigenous traineeship programme.
Graduates are selected on merit in a highly competitive process, with little allowance for candidates' backgrounds. There are also programs for indigenous recruitment.