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National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 25 June 2004
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Location:Australia
URL: http://www.coag.gov.au/meetings/250604/attachments_c.pdf
Summary Information:
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.
Detailed Information:
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:

-Safety;
-Partnerships;
-Support;
-Strong, resilient families;
-Local solutions; and
-Addressing the cause.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • Framework to Advance Reconciliation

  • References

    Report
    Council of Australian Governments (2004) Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
    Resource
    Council of Australian Governments (2004) National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection

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