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National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 25 June 2004
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Location:Australia
Alternative Names:
  • National Framework for Service Delivery to Indigenous Australians
  • URL: http://www.coag.gov.au/meetings/250604/attachments_b.pdf
    Summary Information:
    The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians (the Framework) at the Council of Australian Governments' Meeting on 25 June 2004. The Council, comprising the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, held detailed discussions on significant areas of national interest and produced a Communique setting out the agreed outcomes of those discussions.
    The National Framework is annexed as Attachment B to the Communique.
    Detailed Information:
    The Framework commits all levels of government to 'achieving better outcomes for Indigenous Australians, improving the delivery of services, building greater opportunities and helping Indigenous families and individulas to become self-sufficient.' The Framework is structured around several main areas including:

    - Sharing responsibility;
    - Harnessing the mainstream;
    - Streamlining service delivery;
    - Establishing transparency and accountability;
    - Developing a learning framework; and
    - Focusing on priority areas.

    These principles are intended to provide a common framework between governments to promote flexibility and facilitate partnerships with Indigenous people. They are also intended to 'provide a framework to guide bi-lateral discussions between the Commonwealth and each State and Territory Government on the Commonwealth's new arrangements for indigenous affairs and on the best means of engaging with indigenous people at the local and regional levels. Governments will consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their efforts to achieve this.' (Council of Australian Governments' Meeting 25 June 2004, 'Communique').

    The above principles also build on the progress of the whole of government trials commenced by COAG in partnership with local Indigenous communities in eight sites across Australia subsequent to its 11th meeting in April 2002.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia
  • Commonwealth State Housing Agreement 2003-2008: Bilateral Agreement (Queensland)
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Delivery between The Commonwealth of Australia and The Government of Queensland
  • Overarching Agreement on Aboriginal Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales
  • Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People (ACT)
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing, Infrastructure and Essential Services for Indigenous People in Western Australia
  • Groote Eylandt Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) (Stage 1)
  • Western Cape Regional Partnership Heads of Agreement
  • Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) on Indigenous Employment in Ashburton/Roebourne
  • Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) on Indigenous Employment in Port Hedland
  • Organisation
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection
  • Framework to Advance Reconciliation

  • References

    Report
    Council of Australian Governments (2004) Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
    Resource
    Council of Australian Governments (2004) National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians
    W Gray and W G Sanders (2006) Views from the Top of the 'Quiet Revolution': Secretarial Perspectives on the New Arrangements in Indigenous Affairs

    Glossary

    Policy/Strategy | Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) (Australia)

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