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Cape Barren Island 'Community Harmony Program' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 2 June 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Cape Barren Island
State/Country:Tasmania, Australia
Cape Barren Island is located in Bass Strait of the north-eastern coast of Tasmania.
Alternative Names:
  • Cape Barren Island 'Community Harmony Programs' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Subject Matter: | Education | Health and Community Services |
    Summary Information:
    The Cape Barren Island 'Community Harmony Program' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is one of two SRAs signed on Cape Barren Island in 2005. This SRA relates to the provision of services and programs that promote community harmony.

    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 focus of this SRA is community cohesion and wellbeing. Under the SRA, wellbeing and community harmony programs will be provided at the Cape Barren Island Community Wellbeing Centre, which is the focus of another SRA. The programs aim to promote good family relationships and commmunity harmony.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Commonwealth government will provide training for the programs, and will work with the Tasmania government and the commmunity to provide regular activities for the community. The Commonwealth government's contribution totals $140,000. The Tasmania government will establish guidelines for community safety in consultation with the community.

    The community on Barren Island will develop, deliver, participate in and support the programs. At this stage, these include a meals program, children's program and men's and women's groups.

    This SRA operates in conjunction with the Cape Barren Island 'Building the Community Wellbeing Centre' SRA. Both SRAs are administered by the Hobart Indigenous Coordination Centre.

    Related Entries

  • Cape Barren Island 'Building the Community Wellbeing Centre' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Organisation
  • Hobart Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • State of Tasmania - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association
  • Policy/Strategy
  • North Eastern Tasmania COAG Trial

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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