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Roma 'Wattles' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 18 June 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Roma, Queensland, Australia
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($55,000)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Health and Community Services | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Sports and Physical Recreation | Youth
    URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=20293
    Summary Information:
    Roma 'Wattles' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Commonwealth Government and Roma Aboriginal Corporation to upgrade sports facilities at the Wattles Footbll Club to diversify and improve amenities for a youth diversion program.

    Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities 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 Agreement' below.
    Detailed Information:
    Purpose
    The program will provide funding to upgrade a community facility to diversify and improve amenities for a youth diversion program. The program is intended to increase the capacity of families and the community to develop and manage facilities and activities that support youth education and reduce the likelihood of substance abuse and criminal behaviour.

    Shared Responsibilities
    Families and individuals:
  • Commit to the Boxing Club's Code of Conduct;
  • Work to improving school attendance (target is 90% minimum attendance);
  • Parents will ensure that their children attend drug awareness workshops and other diversionary activities;
  • Parents will volunteer at the youth discos, help in the Wattles Club upgrade and supervise sport and recreation activities; and
  • Elders will conduct storytelling sessions at the drug awareness workshop.

    Roma Aboriginal Corporation will administer the upgrading of the facilities at Wattles Football Club, organise training and accreditation for supervisors for sports activities and hold an under-16 rugby league carnival.

    Charleville and Western Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health will run drug awareness workshops.

    Roma State College will liaise with Roma Aboriginal Corporation in relation to students' behaviour at sporting activities.

    The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Cth) will provide funding.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
    Roma Aboriginal Corporation will review performance indicators including the completion of the upgrading of the Wattles Football Club, the number of accredited activities supervisors, and attendance at school and at drug awareness workshops.

    Roma Aboriginal Corporation will provide monthly reports to the Roma Indigenous Coordination Centre on progress in implementation of the program. Monthly meetings will be held by representatives of Roma Aboriginal Corporation, Roma community, the Roma Indigenous Coordination Centre and other key stakeholders to review the program.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Roma Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Roma Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • People
  • Roma Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006) 2006 Census Quickstats: Roma (Indigenous Region)
    Report
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2006) Social Justice Report 2006
    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (June 2007) Roma 'Wattles' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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