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Bathurst 'Opportunities Through Access' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 13 July 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:New South Wales, Australia
Regional city 200 kilometres northwest of Sydney
Alternative Names:
  • Bathurst 'Removing transport barriers' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Subject Matter: | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:
    The Bathurst 'Opportunities Through Access' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was signed between the Bathurst Aboriginal community and the Commonwealth government to facilitate better access to employment, training and community services for the community. To further these ends, the SRA provides for community transport and family violence awareness training.

    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 Bathurst SRA will provide a 12-seater bus and trailer for community transport, which will help facilitate a number of community programs, including:
  • a Farm and Rural Skills Development program for CDEP participants (to be provided by Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council, Bathurst TAFE, Blayney Shire Council and local farmers); and
  • a Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Program for community members (to be developed by the community and funded by the Commonwealth government under the SRA).
    The SRA also provides for the holding of an Aboriginal Day to help build stronger families through community activities.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The local community will establish a working group to oversee implementation of the SRA. They have agreed to develop a management plan for the bus, provide volunteers to drive it, and engage facilitators for family violence awareness training. Community members will also do farm skills training through CDEP, use the bus to access services, participate in the family violence training and support community activities such as the Aboriginal Day.

    The Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council will allow use of its premises free of charge to expand men's and women's health services.

    The Commonwealth Government will provide funding for the bus, and will provide the venue and catering for the family violence awareness training.

  • Related Entries

  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Wagga Wagga Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Bathurst TAFE
  • Blayney Shire Council
  • Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council - Signatory
  • People
  • Bathurst Aboriginal Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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