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Mullewa Women’s Indigenous Group 'Our Place, Our Home' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||14 May 2007|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Mullewa, Western Australia, Australia|
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|Mullewa is located 450 km north of Perth|
|Subject Matter:||Health and Community Services|
|The Mullewa Women's Indigenous Group 'Our Place, Our Home' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Shire of Mullewa and the Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation. It was signed on 14 May 2007.|
The agreement relates to the establishment of a place in the central part of town where woman can gather together to sit and talk, share their lives and plan activities and responses to improve the quality of their lives. A suitable site for the centre has been located, but requires some renovations before it would be suitable.
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.
The SRA aims to work towards 'more functional and resilient families and a better community environment in Mullewa so as to overcome the deteriorating situation resulting from family feuding, community dysfunction and substance abuse over a long period of time'.
The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has proposed a contribution of $457,500 towards the renovation of the building for the Indigenous Women's Centre; the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has proposed that the renovation and maintenance of the Indigenous Women's Centre be an activity which involves CDEP participants; the Shire of Mullewa has proposed a contribution towards the administrative costs of auspicing the project and Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation ('MEEDAC') has proposed the contribution of the use of a building to be operated as the Women's Centre.
For their part, the community will, through Mullewa Women's Indigenous Group:
Families and individuals will commit and adhere to the Family Feuding Action plan, in particular;
This funding is subject to the parties entering into a formally binding funding agreement.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA establishes monthly meetings between the Geraldton Indigenous Coordination Centre and the Mullewa Indigenous Women's Group to discuss progress with the establishment of the centre and the development of activities for women and youth. It also provides for the preparation of a pictorial report on the renovation activities and two way discussion and development of a schedule of the activities to occur in the centre over the next twelve months.
The SRA also stipulates that one-off reports by the Mullewa Indigenous Women's Group will be provided in relation to the number of social and cultural events organised in a year, and a once off report by the Mullewa Police Service relating to the number of incidents of family feuding.
|Australian Government Indigenous Portal Mullewa Women’s Indigenous Group ‘Our Place, Our Home’ Shared Responsibility Agreement|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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