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Framework to Advance Reconciliation

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 3 November 2000
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Summary Information:
The Framework to Advance Reconciliation (the Framework) was adopted by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) at its ninth meeting on 3 November 2000. The Council, comprising the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association, held detailed discussions on significant areas of national interest and produced a Communique setting out the agreed outcomes of those discussions.The details of the Framework are set out in the Communique.
Detailed Information:
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.

Related Entries

  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Western Australia
  • Trilateral Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • Event
  • Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Whole of Government Initiatives
  • National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians
  • National Framework on Indigenous Family Violence and Child Protection
  • National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2006 - 2010 (Tas)

  • References

    Council of Australian Governments (2000) Council of Australian Governments' Communiqué



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