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Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 September 2003
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Murdi Paaki Region, New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Education | Health and Community Services
URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20050722014213/http://www.dest.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/2884DD08-D92C-41FC-8CD5-39042BF33682/2493/Murdi_PaakiRegional_Agreement.pdf
Summary Information:
The Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement was signed in western New South Wales as part of a new approach being adopted by Australian governments and Indigenous communities to improve the outcomes for Indigenous people from government expenditure.

The Australian and New South Wales Governments and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Murdi Paaki Regional Council have agreed to work in partnership to address key priorities identified in discussions with community representatives late in 2002. These priorities focus on:
- improving the health and well being of children and young people;
- improving educational attainment and school retention;
- helping families to raise healthy children; and
- strengthening community and regional governance structures.

The objectives of the agreement include:
- establishing partnerships and sharing responsibility for achieving measurable and sustainable improvements for Indigenous people living in the Region;
- supporting and strengthening local governance, decision making and accountability of all parties; and
- learning from a shared approach to identify what works and what doesn't and apply lessons to future approaches both at the community level and more broadly.

The signing of the agreement marks the commencement of the Murdi Paaki region as a trial site for the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) whole of government approach to doing business with Indigenous communities.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Wadeye Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Tjurabalan Community Participation Agreement
  • Greater Shepparton Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • ACT Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Lockhart River 'Empower the Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Hope Vale 'Partnership' Shared Responsibility Agreement
  • Murdi Paaki Regional Council 'Engaging with Governments - Secretariat Support' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Murdi Paaki Region 'Installation of Air Cooling Units' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Murdi Paaki Region 'Partnerships' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Murdi Paaki Region 'Regional Assembly' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Murdi Paaki 'Community Assistance Patrol' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Organisation
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of New South Wales - Signatory
  • Murdi Paaki Regional Council - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Department of Education, Science and Training (Cth)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • People
  • Murdi Paaki Regional Communities - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • Cape York COAG Trial
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands COAG Trial
  • North Eastern Tasmania COAG Trial

  • References

    Agreement
    Murdi Paaki Regional Council, the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales (2003) Shared Responsibility Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia, the New South Wales Government and the Murdi Paaki Regional Council
    Report
    Indigenous Communities Taskforce - Australian Government (2003) Shared Responsibility Shared Future. Indigenous Whole of Government Initiative: The Australian Government Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
    Resource
    Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (2003) Shared Responsibility Agreement between the Murdi Paaki Regional Council, the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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