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West Inala Panthers ‘Positive Living – Positive Life’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 8 April 2006
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Inala, Queensland, Australia
Inala is a suburb of Brisbane, located 14 km south-southwest of the Brisbane CBD.
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($13,125)
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($12,600)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts ($15,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Health and Ageing ($50,000)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Education | Health and Community Services | Youth
    URL: https://apps.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/DisplayDocuments.aspx?id=513&name=(West%20Inala%20Panthers&title=Positive%20Living%20-%20Positive%20Life&signDate=08-Apr-2006
    Summary Information:
    The West Inala Panthers 'Positive Living - Positive Life' Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and the Department of Health and Ageing. It provides for the ongoing development of the West Inala Panthers Rugby team with a view to creating quality, competitive and family-friendly sporting activities in the community. In doing so it is hoped that the health and fitness of indigenous men will be improved, community boredom will be alleviated, community pride will be re-energised and the capacity of young men to tackle issues of violence in the community will be increased.

    In 2006 the Inala Rugby Club will celebrate 50 years of rugby league in Inala. The SRA provides an opportunity for the club to continue building upon its history as a hub for the broader community to participate in rugby and other sporting activities.

    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 develop, through sport, the self-esteem, discipline, cultural identity, health, fitness and interpersonal skills. It also aims to foster greater connections better young indigenous men in Inala and senior men, in the hope of developing positive mentors and role models for the younger members of the community. According to the Agreement, 'there is a strong sense in the community that these outcomes will build the community's capacity to address broader social issues impacting on the lives of Inala's indigenous community.'

    Shared Responsibilities

    Communities will:
    • participate in Healthy Living Skills Program including health screening and educational workshops;
    • participate in technique and skills assessment and training;
    • appropriately represent the club, role-modelling positive sportsmanship;
    • promote a positive message which challenges community or family violence;
    • develop, implements and monitor a tailored West Inala Panthers Club Code of Conduct which articulated the expected attitudes and behaviour amongst teams and their members;
    • build on, implement and manage the existing alcohol management strategies;
    • lead the facilitation of community based sport, cultural and art activities for the youth and adults;
    • provide opportunities for player's families to participate in health and fitness activities; and
    • support and foster the development of the local young people, through mentoring arrangements.

    Families/Individuals will:
    • participate in health and fitness assessments and programs;
    • comply with the club's code of conduct as monitored by the club's disciplinary board;
    • participate in community well-being workshops as specified in the Code of Conduct which challenge behaviours that contribute to violence;
    • pay a registration fee;
    • undertake referee and or coaching certificates;
    • participate in mentoring clinics;
    • participate in employment programs coordinated through the club;
    • demonstrate and demand mutual respect amongst peers, mentors and staff; and
    • show respect for other's property and equipment.

    In exchange, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has proposed a contribution of $13,125 for the provision of Image Wear and health and fitness workshops.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination has proposed a contribution of $12,600 for operational funds, administrative materials, coaching certificates and gym and training equipment. It has also proposed an in-kind contribution in the form of the brokering of mentors and support mechanisms which offer club and player development expertise. This will be carried out by the Brisbane Indigenous Coordination Centre.

    The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts has proposed a contribution of $15,000 for team registration and insurance, as well as training equipment, and the Department of Health and Aging has proposed a contribution of $50,000 for the employment of an indigenous health and sports development officer.

    This funding is subject to the parties entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Feedback Mechanisms and Performance Indicators

    The SRA provides for quarterly feedback from the West Inala Panthers Club on:
    • attendance rates at training sessions and games
    • the extent to which mutual obligations have been met;
    • the number and type of health and fitness programs run;
    • the number of indigenous participants who gain their coaching certificates;
    • the number of indigenous players who participate in Centrelink coordinated training and employment programs;
    • the number of incidents of Code of Conduct infringements;
    • the number of indigenous men who have signed up to the club;
    • the number of men participating in health and fitness programs;
    • the number of participants who achieve health and fitness goals;
    • the number of participants who attend family violence workshops;
    • the number of players suspended or expelled for alcohol or drug related infringements;
    • the number of players who complete health and fitness assessments;
    • the number of social and cultural events organised in a year; and
    • the retention rate of indigenous men who have signed up to the club.

    It also provides for quarterly meetings between the SRA steering committee, made up of coaching staff and players, and for the Brisbane ICC to monitor the SRA progress and provide the opportunity for feedback to all parties through a simple 'Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities' framework. An SRA progress report will be developed and distributed to all parties.

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Health and Ageing (Cth) - Signatory
  • Brisbane Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • West Inala Panthers - Signatory
  • People
  • Inala Indigenous Community

  • References

    Media Release
    Mal Brough, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (8 April 2006) Panthers on the prowl thanks to $90,000 SRA
    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal West Inala Panthers ‘Positive Living – Positive Life’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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