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Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia

Category: Agreement
Date: 17 April 2006
Sub Category:Regional Agreement
Location:South Australia, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South Australia
  • Service Delivery Agreement between the Commonwealth Government and South Australia
  • Third bilateral agreement
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Education | Environmental Heritage | Health and Community Services | Land Planning
    URL: http://oipc.gov.au/publications/PDF/SA_IndigAgreement.pdf
    Summary Information:
    The Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia (also known as the Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South Australia) was signed by the Prime Minister, John Howard, and the Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, on 17 April 2006. The five-year agreement aims to enhance health and welfare of Indigenous South Australians.

    This is the third bilateral agreement to result from the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) 'National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians' endorsed in June 2004. The agreement is a response to issues identified in the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report.
    Detailed Information:
    The agreement includes planned action in the areas of 'safer communities; housing and infrastructure; health and education; homelessness; economic development; land, environment and culture; and service delivery'.

    It is to enhance cooperation between the two governments in service delivery, including through a streamlining of processes. The agreement is also designed to reduce bureaucratic overlap and service duplication in Indigenous communities.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • 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 Northern Territory of Australia
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Delivery between The Commonwealth of Australia and The Government of Queensland
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (South Australia)
  • Bilateral Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth and Western Australia 2006 - 2010
  • Organisation
  • State of South Australia - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians

  • References

    Media Release
    Prime Minister of Australia (2006) Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South Australia
    Resource
    Message Stick Online (2006) NSW: Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery To Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders In South Australia
    The Australian (2006) Indigenous health deal signed
    Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) (2006) Bilateral Agreements
    W Gray and W G Sanders (2006) Views from the Top of the 'Quiet Revolution': Secretarial Perspectives on the New Arrangements in Indigenous Affairs

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