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Overarching Agreement on Aboriginal Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales

Category: Agreement
Date: 17 April 2006
Sub Category:Regional Agreement
Location:New South Wales, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Service Delivery Agreement between the Commonwealth Government and New South Wales
  • Fourth Bilateral Agreement
  • Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in New South Wales
  • Subject Matter:Education | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services
    URL: http://www.oipc.gov.au/publications/PDF/NSW_IndigAgreement.pdf
    Summary Information:
    The Overarching Agreement on Aboriginal Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales 2005-2010 (also referred to as the Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in New South Wales) was signed by the Prime Minister, John Howard, and the Premier of New South Wales, Morris Iemma, on 17 April 2006.

    This five-year agreement aims to improve Indigenous access to services. It is part of the implementation of Two Ways Together: the NSW Aboriginal Affairs Plan 2003-2012.

    This is the fourth 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.
    Detailed Information:
    The two governments have agreed upon action regarding wealth and employment, entrepreneurialism, living conditions, health and social outcomes in Indigenous communities. The agreement is also designed to better integrate government services to Indigenous communities.

    Implementation of the agreement will be supervised by the Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs Group, which has been established for this purpose.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Delivery between The Commonwealth of Australia and The Government of Queensland
  • Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia
  • Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (New South Wales)
  • Bilateral Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth and Western Australia 2006 - 2010
  • Illawarra Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA)
  • Murdi Paaki Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA)
  • Organisation
  • State of New South Wales - 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 New South Wales
    Report
    NSW Premier's Department, Service Delivery Improvement Directorate (2005) Two Ways Together Report
    Resource
    New South Wales Government (c2001) Two Ways Together - Partnerships: A New Way of Doing Business with Aboriginal People
    Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) (2006) Bilateral Agreements
    NSW Premier's Department (2006) M2006-10 Improving Outcomes for Aboriginal People and their Communities
    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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    Regional Agreement

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