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Larrakia Nation ‘Larrakia Rangers’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||22 February 2006|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Darwin region, Northern Territory, Australia|
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|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.|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Education | Employment and Training | Environmental Heritage|
|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.
The SRA aims to create employment and education opportunities for local Indigenous people in order that they may better understand and manage their country.
Families and individuals will:
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:
It also provides for regular meetings between the community and SRA working groups, the Darwin Indigenous Coordination Centre and other relevant stakeholders.
|Since its inception, the Rangers Program has initiated works in:|
In addition, six Larrakia young people have completed Certificate IIs and eight Certificate IIIs.
|Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (22 February 2006) Brough Backs NT Indigenous Projects|
|Australian Government - Indigenous Portal Larrakia Nations ‘Larrakia Rangers’ Shared Responsibility Agreement|
|Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation Project & Services: Rangers|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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