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Greater Shepparton Shared Responsibility Agreement

Date: 4 September 2003
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Greater Shepparton
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Greater Shepparton Compact
  • Subject Matter: | Economic Development | Education | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:
    The Greater Shepparton Shared Responsibility Agreement was signed between the Aboriginal community of Greater Shepparton, the Australian and Victorian governments, the ATSIC Binjurru Council and the City of Greater Shepparton.

    The Agreement or Compact is part of the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) initiative to identify up to 10 Indigenous communities for a new, more coordinated approach where governments and communities work together to develop more flexible programmes and services based on each community's priorities.

    Strategic priority areas identified by the Community in the Compact include:
    - Building improved leadership and governance skills;
    - Improving pride in Aboriginal culture throughout the community;
    - Improving education and employment outcomes;
    - Improving health and housing services; and
    - Increased business opportunities.
    Detailed Information:
    The Agreement states that '[a]ll parties are jointly committed to improving the way Government services respond to the needs and aspirations of the Greater Shepparton Aboriginal community. The Compact provides a basis for cooperation and partnership between the parties requiring joint action, mutual support and shared responsibility.'

    The Aboriginal Community Facilitation Group, in consultation with the community, have identified a range of strategic areas for action. The family is central to all of these strategies. These areas include education and training, employment, strategic planning, governance, leadership, cultural enhancement, pride, image, social connectedness and respect, justice, housing and community health.

    A Community Facilitator will work for the Aboriginal community in the development of the partnership, while a Steering Group will negotiate and implement policy, program and service delivery responses to community strategies and monitor progress. Performance indicators will be developed jointly to measure progress in terms of the Aboriginal community's social, cultural and economic sustainability, community and government capacity to respond to local issues and community-government collaboration under the Agreement. The operation of the Agreement is to be reviewed on an annual basis.

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  • Hope Vale 'Partnership' Shared Responsibility Agreement
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  • Organisation
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • State of Victoria - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Binjirru ATSIC Regional Council - Signatory
  • Greater Shepparton Aboriginal Community Facilitation Group - Signatory
  • City of Greater Shepparton - Signatory
  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth)
  • Department for Victorian Communities (Vic)
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • People
  • Shepparton Indigenous Community - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • Cape York COAG Trial
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands COAG Trial
  • North Eastern Tasmania COAG Trial
  • Education Pathways Strategy

  • References

    Community Planning Council (2003) Greater Shepparton Compact
    Indigenous Communities Taskforce - Australian Government (2003) Shared Responsibility Shared Future. Indigenous Whole of Government Initiative: The Australian Government Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
    Minister Tony Abbott (2003) Greater Shepparton Aboriginal Community Signs New Agreement With Government


    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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