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Eidsvold 'Opportunities for Young People' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 17 October 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Eidsvold is a regional town approximately 150 kilometres southwest of Bundaberg.
Alternative Names:
  • Eidsvold 'Helping young people get work and learn a trade' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Subject Matter: | Economic Development | Employment and Training | Youth
    Summary Information:
    The Eidsvold 'Opportunities for Young People' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was entered into between the Eidsvold Aboriginal community and the Commonwealth Government to further the community's priority of creating employment opportunities for its young people, through the setting up of a community enterprise.

    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 provides for the setting up of a community embroidery and screen printing business. This enterprise will develop local young people's skills in computing and business, and will give them a way to be productive within the community. More broadly, it is also anticipated that the business will help to build community identity, capacity and collaboration.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The local community will provide a facility to use as a working and retail space for the business. They will also establish an entity to run the business, develop a business and marketing plan, and use community networks to establish markets. Young people will attend training and work in the business, and community leaders will mentor them.

    The Commonwealth Government will provide funding to set up the business, employ a trainer/coordinator for a period of 12 months, and develop the business plan. The government will also provide wages for five trainees.

    Related Entries

  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Rockhampton Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • People
  • Eidsvold Aboriginal Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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