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Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment: An Agreement for Working Together in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Category: Agreement
Date: 2 December 2004
Location:Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment: The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Indigenous Consulation Protocols
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Consultation | Reconciliation
    URL: http://www.kalbould.wa.gov.au/Shared/Meetings/CAPS%20Council%20Documents/Ordinary/Attachment/Management%20Committees%20Section/Reconciliation/A%20Indigenous%20Protocols%20Docu%20Att%20No%201.doc
    Summary Information:
    Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment: An Agreement for Working Together in Kalgoorlie-Boulder ("the Agreement") was signed by various key Aboriginal, government, commercial, community and service organisations on 2 December 2004.

    The aim of the Agreement is to promote greater cooperation and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    Detailed Information:
    Signatories

    According to Tarwangin, a Department of Indigenous Affairs newsletter, the Agreement was signed by:
  • State of Western Australia
  • Mulga Mallee Regional Council
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Kalgoorlie Indigenous Coordination Centre
  • Kalgoorlie Bega Garnbirringu Health Service (Bega Garnbirringu Health Services Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Goldfields Land & Sea Council
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    The Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mine also co-signed the Agreement in August 2005 (KCGM 2005). It appears that the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council co-signed the Agreement in about September 2005 (see City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2005).

    Text of the Agreement

    The Agreement establishes a protocol for "working together, creating an equitable and inclusive community that gives dignity, respect and fulfilment to all." It identifies various areas within which strategies must be developed to address key issues facing the community. These areas include:
  • "employment of Indigenous people
  • public security and safety
  • expression of Indigenous history and culture
  • unity that addresses attitudes contributing to racial tension, and the need for dispute resolution
  • codes of conduct that emphasise elimination of racist and anti-social behaviour
  • an effective response to fringe dwellers" (City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2004).

    Background

    In 2002 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Commission conducted investigations into a "complex and grave" situation of race relations in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This prompted the Mulga Mallee Regional Council, the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to sign a Framework Agreement (see link below) on 20 January 2004, with the aim of addressing the needs of Aboriginal people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The parties to the latter agreement jointly funded consultants to produce a report and draft protocol for adoption by a wide range of stakeholders (see KCGM newsletter 2005).

    The Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment Agreement is the outcome of that process.


  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Framework Agreement between the Mulga Mallee Regional Council, the Department of Indigenous Affairs and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Organisation
  • State of Western Australia - Signatory
  • Mulga Mallee Regional Council - Signatory
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder - Signatory
  • Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc - Signatory
  • Bega Garnbirringu Health Services Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd - Signatory
  • Kalgoorlie Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) - Signatory
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council - Signatory

  • References

    Agreement
    Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA) (2 December 2004) Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment: An Agreement for Working Together in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (2 December 2004) Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment: An Agreement for Working Together in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    Media Release
    Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) (20 June 2002) Race Relations in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (September 2005) Youth Council to Sign Indigenous Consultation Protocols
    Newspaper Article
    Daniel Newell (28 June 2002) Visit to push race accord
    Resource
    City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (21 June 2007) Agenda for the Reconciliation Committee Meeting
    Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA) (15 December 2004) Tarwangin
    ABC News (2 December 2004) Race Relations Agreement Set for Signing
    ABC News (3 December 2004) Officials Sign Race Relations Agreement
    Publication
    'The Dirt' Newsletter (1 September 2005) KCGM Sign Dignity, Respect and Fulfilment Agreement with Ninga Mia

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