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Statement of Commitment to a New and Just Relationship between the Government of Western Australia and Aboriginal Western Australians

Category: Agreement
Date: 10 October 2001
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Location:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Health and Community Services | Reconciliation | Employment and Training | Economic Development
URL: http://www.dia.wa.gov.au/Policies/StateStrategy/Files/StatementOfCommitment.pdf
Summary Information:
The Western Australian Statement of Commitment is an agreement between the Government of Western Australia and the Western Australian ATSIC State Council.
The Agreement commits the parties to work together to build a new and just relationship between the Aboriginal people of Western Australia and the State Government. It creates a set of principles and a process for the parties to negotiate a State-wide framework that can facilitate negotiated agreements at the local and regional level.
Its objective is to create a partnership framework that takes a new approach to Aboriginal affairs policy and administration, with a focus on regional agreements as a solution. The partnership framework aims to enhance negotiated outcomes that protect and respect the inherent rights of Aboriginal people and to significantly improve the health, education, living standards, and wealth of Aboriginal people.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Western Australia
  • Tjurabalan Community Participation Agreement
  • Western Australian Framework Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
  • Framework Agreement between the Mulga Mallee Regional Council, the Department of Indigenous Affairs and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Organisation
  • State of Western Australia - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Native Title Working Group
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
  • Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA)
  • People
  • Tjurabalan People

  • References

    Magazine
    ATSIC News (Summer 2002) ATSIC and Governments Agree to Agree
    Report
    Andrea Jardine-Orr, Frederick Spring and Martin Anda (2004) Indigenous Housing & Governance: Case Studies from Remote Communities in WA & NT
    Resource
    Department of Indigneous Affairs - Government of Western Australia (2001) Statement of Commitment to a New and Just Relationship between the Government of Western Australia and Aboriginal Western Australians

    Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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