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Derby 'Family and Community Safety' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 22 March 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Derby 'Strengthening families - family and community safety' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Derby 'Family and Community Safety' Strengthening Families Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Subject Matter: | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:
    The Indigenous Community at Derby has signed two Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs) designed to strengthen families. The 'Family and Community Safety' SRA hopes to improve safety through an awareness campaign.

    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:
    The Derby 'Family and Community Safety' SRA was signed by the Commonwealth Government and the Jayida Burru Forum, who acted as a representative of local community groups.


    The SRA provides a range of activities designed to improve family and community safety. These include awareness sessions on violence, practical workshops through TAFE and a local radio campaign.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Commonwealth government will fund a coordinator for the activities listed above. The iniaitive 'Talk Up for You' will also be re-launched in schools. $60,000 has been allocated for this purpose.

    The community at Derby has agreed to work together to develop 'new ideas for building family and community safety in a culturally appropriate way' (SRA Fact Sheet). Under the SRA, the community agrees to participate in activities and attend counselling sessions where appropriate.

    The Derby SRAs are administered by the Derby Indigenous Coordination Centre.

    Related Entries

  • Derby 'Better Family Men' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Organisation
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Jayida Burra Abuse and Violence Prevention Forum - Signatory
  • State of Western Australia
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Derby Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • People
  • Derby Indigenous Community
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Talk Up for You

  • References

    Department of Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia (2005) Service Provision to Aboriginal People in the Town of Derby


    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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