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Agreement for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People (ACT)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 October 2005
Date To: 30 June 2008
Sub Category:Framework Agreement | Funding Agreement
Location:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People
  • Housing for Indigenous People Bilateral Agreement
  • Subject Matter:Housing, Construction and Infrastructure
    URL: http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2005-433/current/pdf/2005-433.pdf
    Summary Information:
    The Agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People was signed by John Hargraves, ACT Minister for Disability Housing and Community Services, and the Hon Kay Patterson, Commonwealth Minister for Family and Community Services, to commence on 1 October 2005.

    The Agreement is one of the Indigenous housing agreements required by the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement 2003-2008 (CSHA). The Commonwealth Government had negotiated Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Agreements (IHIAs) for 2005-2008 with each state and territory government by May 2006 (see Community Affairs Legislation Committee 2006, 76).

    Policies that were at issue for the Australian Government during negotiation of the Agreement are set out in the letter by Senator Patterson to John Hargreaves (2005).
    Detailed Information:
    Principles

    The principles of the Agreement include COAG's National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians, the national policy, Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010 and the National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (1992- ).

    Funding arrangements

    The Agreement provides for the pooling of Commonwealth and ACT government funds. From 2006-2007, the ACT Government will be responsible for disbursing all Commonwealth funding provided under the Agreement (DHCS 2006).

    Territory Advisory Committee

    The Agreement establishes the Territory Advisory Committee on Indigenous Housing.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Commonwealth State Housing Agreement 2003-2008
  • Trilateral Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Interim Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government
  • Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Agreement (Tasmania)
  • Organisation
  • Territory Advisory Committee on Indigenous Housing
  • Australian Capital Territory - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010
  • National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians
  • National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders

  • References

    Resource
    ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services (DHCS) (2006) Information Paper No 1: The Social Housing System in Context
    Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee (2006) Examination of Budget Estimates 2006-2007: Additional Information Received: Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affiars Portfolio

    Glossary

    Framework Agreement | Funding Agreement

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