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Punju Njamal 'Families Farming for Food and a Clean Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Employment and Training | Horticulture
URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=8172
Summary Information:
The Pjunu Njamal community signed a Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) in 2005 to re-establish their farm. The farm will provide food for the community, and will evenutally become an income source for locals.

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 re-establishment of the Punju Njamal farm will supply the community with food. The SRA also provides for an upgrade of irrigation systems, and assistance to stop the community tip from polluting an evaporative salt pond.

Shared Responsibilities

Under the SRA, the Punju Njamal community will begin planting vegetables, 'maintain their equipement and pumping systems. Residents will aslo clean up the community, and fix up and maintain the tip' (SRA Fact Sheet).

The Commonwealth Government will commit $15,000 towards seedlings, tools and fencing, as well as farming and waste management training.

Indigenous Community Volunteers will be recruited to provide techincal advice regarding sustainable farming.

The Punju Njamal SRA is administered by the South Hedland Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Punju Ngarugudi Njamal Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of Western Australia
  • South Hedland Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Indigenous Community Volunteers - Signatory

  • References

    Newspaper Article
    Message Stick Online (2005) New agreement pushes 'no school no play' policy

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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