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National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection
|Date:||25 June 2004|
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|The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection (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 C to the Communique.
|The Framework acknowledges the agreement of all levels of government in all jurisductions that 'preventing family violence and child abuse in indigenous families is a priority for action that requires a national effort.' Jurisdictions are to formalise their cooperation through bilateral arrangements between the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments. A range of principles will guide actions to prevent family violence and child abuse in indigenous families including:|
-Strong, resilient families;
-Local solutions; and
-Addressing the cause.
|Council of Australian Governments (2004) Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué|
|Council of Australian Governments (2004) National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection|
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