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Overarching Bilateral Plan between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia to Close the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage 2010-2015

Category: Agreement
Date: 2010
Date To: 2015
Sub Category:COAG Agreement
Location:South Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
URL: http://www.papertracker.com.au/pdfs/bilateral_plan_2010_2015.pdf
Summary Information:
The Overarching Bilateral Indigenous Plan (OBIP) provides a platform for implementing the partnership under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement in South Australia.

It establishes how the Parties will work together with Indigenous communities to realise the COAG commitments and objectives of 'Closing the Gap', within the specific context of South Australia.
Detailed Information:
The plan sets out the agreed positions on principles underpinning bilateral plans; priority areas for bilateral action; arrangements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation and consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across South Australia; and Whole of government machinery.

Context

The Plan sets out the applicable policy frameworks and agreements, including 'Closing the Gap' COAG agreements. It also sets out the demographic context in South Australia, providing a data snapshot of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Arrangements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation and representation

The Governments will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to determine arrangements for consultation and representation. Engagement and partnership will be guided by a range of mechanisms through which governments partnerships, include jurisdictional advisory groups, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expert organisations
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples will be the peak body for advice on the implementation of OBIPs

Joint machinery

The Parties will ensure effective implementation and evaluation of measurable outcomes under this Plan via joint Ministerial oversight and reporting; an OBIP Working Group to review and jointly report on progress of reforms and other activities; establishing or strengthening joint coordination arrangements, including those outlined in National Partnership Agreements; and where possible aligning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reporting obligations.

The Terms of Reference for the South Australian Overarching Bilateral Indigenous Plan Working Group are at Clause 34 of the Plan.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Overarching Bilateral Indigenous Plan between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria to Close the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage 2010-2015
  • National Indigenous Reform Agreement - Closing the Gap
  • Closing the Gap: National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development
  • National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes
  • Overarching Bilateral Indigenous Plan between the Commonwealth of Australia and Western Australia 2012-2015
  • Overarching Bilateral Indigenous Plan between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Queensland towards Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage 2010-2015
  • Organisation
  • South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of South Australia - Signatory

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