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Larrakia Nation ‘Larrakia Rangers’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 22 February 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Darwin region, Northern Territory, Australia
The Larrakia Nation is located in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. Traditionally, areas including the Cox Peninsula most of Gunn Point and much of rural Darwin, including Darwin Harbour, are considered to be part of Larrakia Country.
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($137,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (In-kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory ($50,000)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Education | Employment and Training | Environmental Heritage
    URL: https://apps.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/srasearch.aspx
    Summary Information:
    The Larrakia Nations 'Larrakia Rangers' Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission for the employment of a land management coordinator to assist in the sustainable development of a land management program for the Darwin region.

    Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between Indigenous communities and governments to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreements' below.
    Detailed Information:
    Purpose
    The SRA aims to create employment and education opportunities for local Indigenous people in order that they may better understand and manage their country.

    Shared Responsibilities
    Communities will:
  • participate in project management through the project steering committee;
  • ensure the project complies with cultural obligations, including sacred site preservation;
  • direct, support and assist the land management coordinator through the project steering committee;
  • provide participants for the project and support the training of rangers; and
  • provide in-kind support to assist in the operations of the project, including nursery, equipment, and administrative support.

    Families and individuals will:
  • provide assistance and support in land management issues;
  • support the Larrakia Nation's policy of 'no work - no pay';
  • support the project and land management Coordinator; and
  • nominate eight people to participate in a Certificate III in land management

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination has proposed a contribution of $137,000, with $70,000 to be provided for the employment of a land management coordinator and $67,000 for the purchase of a vehicle and required accessories.

    The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has proposed an in-kind contribution through Darwin Regional CDEP by maintaining 18 CDEP land management places and assisting with the development of the business plan. The Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has proposed an in-kind contribution by employing a 0.6 Lecturer in Land Management.
    The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission has proposed a contribution of $50,000 to provide the Larrakia Nation with land management contracts.

    This funding is subject to the parties entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    The SRA provides for quarterly reporting by the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation on:
  • the number of CDEP places;
  • the number of commercial contracts secured through Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation's Ranger Program;
  • the number of Indigenous people undertaking accredited training; and
  • the number of indigenous people who transfer from the CDEP scheme to regular employment.

    It also provides for regular meetings between the community and SRA working groups, the Darwin Indigenous Coordination Centre and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Outcomes:
    Since its inception, the Rangers Program has initiated works in:
  • a small nursery of 2,000 plants that grows local plants for revegetation and landscape projects;
  • development and maintenance of a bush food garden at the Darwin Hospital;
  • weed eradication from Rapid Creek. This is a contract with Parks and Northern Territory Wildlife;
  • a Revegetation contract at Holmes Jungle;
  • attending Women’s Land and Sea Ranger conferences at Gove;
  • attending a Ranger conference at Maningrida;
  • attending various Land Management Advisory Committees in the Darwin area;
  • flora and fauna surveys;
  • conservation fencing;
  • ghost net collection at Coburg Peninsula;
  • planted 1000 trees at the Darwin International Airport;
  • bush regeneration at the Darwin International Airport child care centre;
  • environmental protection works at the new Lyons subdivision; and
  • training in Certificates II and III in Conservation and Land Management.

    In addition, six Larrakia young people have completed Certificate IIs and eight Certificate IIIs.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth) - Signatory
  • Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory - Signatory
  • Darwin Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education - Signatory
  • People
  • Larrakia People
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Marine Rangers Program

  • References

    Media Release
    Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (22 February 2006) Brough Backs NT Indigenous Projects
    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal Larrakia Nations ‘Larrakia Rangers’ Shared Responsibility Agreement
    Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation Project & Services: Rangers

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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