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Kempsey 'Dunghutti Youth' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 18 May 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Kempsey is located 428km north east of Sydney on the Macleay River.
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($89,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts ($10,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($10,000)
  • Proposed contribution - NSW Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Guri Wa Ngundagar Aboriginal Corporation (In-Kind)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Education | Employment and Training | Youth
    URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=8138
    Summary Information:
    The Kempsey 'Dunghutti Youth' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the New South Wales Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation, the Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service, the Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) and the Guri Wa Ngundagar Aboriginal Corporation for funding of the Dhungutti Youth Program which operates in Kempsey, New South Wales.

    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 SRA aims to provide resources to the Dunghutti Youth Program in order to increase its capacity to provide cultural connection activities for Indigenous youth and re-instil traditional cultural values and identity for young Aboriginal men in Kempsey. The program aims to assist youth at risk to achieve meaningful and sustainable improvements in their lives.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The SRA will be implemented in two stages. Stage one involves the purchase of camping equipment, subsidy of camp costs and contributions to the training and accreditation of camp facilitators. Stage two involves the development of a permanent camp facility with capacity to host up to 160 young people on eight different camps a year, and engagement with partners such as the NSW Land Council, Families First (an initiative of the New South Wales Department of Community Services), Premier's Department and Commonwealth Attorney General's Department to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination and the Department of Communications Technology and the Arts have proposed contributions of $89,000 and $10,000 respectively for the purchase of camping equipment and the accreditation costs for camp facilitators.

    The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs proposed a contribution of $10,000 for emergency funding relief, and the NSW Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation have proposed the provision of staff to supervise the cultural camps.

    In addition, the Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service has agreed to provide staff to supervise camps and access to a bus for transportation, and to auspice the program. The Dunghutti Elders (Aboriginal Corporation) has agreed to ensure appropriate cultural advice and training is provided to camp participants, and the Guri Wa Ngundagar Aboriginal Corporation have agreed to assist with access to a bus and CDEP placements.

    The Community members will:
  • continue to run camps as youth mentors
  • undertake training to become accredited youth workers
  • link in with other programs and initiatives in the region to support at risk youth
  • continue to lobby local corporations and service providers to gain financial support and in-kind assistance
  • undertake a planning process to map core services in Kempsey and forecast future activities for the Dunghutti Youth Program
  • contribute to an manage cultural activities

    Individuals and families will:
  • send children to camps
  • run and participate in programs and cultural activities
  • work together to improve local planning capacity
  • participate in information sharing sessions at the events

    The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    SRA performance indicators include increased school retention rates, increased involvement of community members and Elders in supporting youth activities, increased cultural identity for participating youth, a reduction of crime in Kempsey and the creation of safe, healthy and supportive families.

    Elders and community members trained as camp facilitators will be required to provide quarterly feedback on a number of key indicators including:
  • number of Indigenous people participating in regular sporting or cultural activities
  • number of social and cultural events organised in a year
  • proportion of Indigenous children aged 9 to 15 enrolled in a school
  • proportion of the community that participates in or attends these events

    In addition to these factors, participating school principals are required to provide an annual report on the proportion of indigenous students that progress from year nine to year 10, 11 and 12. Also required will be quarterly reports on the number of absent Indigenous student days per term. Kempsey police are also required to provide information relating to the number of instances of juvenile crime.

  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Kempsey 'Support to Complete the Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Organisation
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Coffs Harbour Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • State of New South Wales - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service - Signatory
  • New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
  • Attorney-General's Department (Cth) - Signatory
  • People
  • Kempsey Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • References

    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal Kempsey ‘Dunghutti Youth’ Shared Responsibility Agreement SRA (18 May 2006)
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal Kempsey ‘Support to complete the Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre’ Shared Responsibility Agreement SRA (18 May 2006)
    Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination Secretaries' Group Annual Report on Indigenous Affairs, 2005-06 "Positive Childhood and Transition to Adulthood"

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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