|In agreeing to the Framework, COAG identified three priority areas for action that reflect the priorities of Indigenous people. These are:|
-Investing in community leadership;
-Reviewing and re-engineering programmes and services to ensure they deliver practical measures that support families, children and young people. In particular, governments agreed to look at measures for tackling family violence, drug and alcohol dependency and other symptoms of community dysfunction; and
-Forging greater links between the business sector and Indigenous communities to help promote economic independence.
The framework includes a new approach for governments based on partnerships and shared responsibilities with Indigenous communities, and programme flexibility and coordination between government agencies, with a focus on local communities and outcomes.