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Burketown 'More Resources for the State School' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 28 September 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Burektown is a remote town in Gulf Country, 940 kilometres west of Cairns.
Alternative Names:
  • Burketown' More resources for Burketown State School' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Subject Matter: | Education
    Summary Information:
    The Burketown 'More Resources for the State School' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is aimed at promoting literacy among school children and the broader community through the introduction of innovative approaches to literacy and information technology in the Burketown State School.

    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 SRA will build on the literacy results being achieved at the Burketown State School through the provision of innovative reading and IT resources and equipment; and mentoring and specialist reading programs; and IT services focusing on literacy.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The local community will plan and deliver the Innovative Reading and Information and Community Technology (ICT) Literacy Program. Community members will provide cultural input, develop rules for accessing the program, and monitor its results. Families will actively encourage reading, and the whole community will be encouraged to take part in the program.

    The Commonwealth Government will purchase reading resources and provide specialist instructors, computers, printers, software and other support.

    The Burke Shire Council will contribute an officer for IT training.

    The Burketown State School will allow community access to IT facilities, and will provide additional IT support.

    Related Entries

  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Mount Isa Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Burke Shire Council
  • People
  • Burketown Aboriginal Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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