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Meekatharra 'Junjar Mudar Mia' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 10 June 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Meekatharra is located in the mid-west region of Western Australia, halfway between Perth and Port Headland.
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($40,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($60,000)
  • Subject Matter: | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:
    The Meekatharra 'Junjar Mudar Mia' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Meekatharra Indigenous Community and the Commonwealth Government, through the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) and the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA).

    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:

    This SRA's purpose is to renovate the building currently being used by the Junjar Mudar Mia organisation as a parents' and children's centre in order to ensure its safety. It also aims to train one of the mothers for the role of part-time coordinator of the centre.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Meekatharra community will:
  • maintain the building after its upgrade;
  • through the Yulella Aboriginal Corporation will continue to allow Junjar Mudar Mia to operate from the building;
  • help to coordinate Junjar Mudar Mia's parenting, nutrition and health awareness programs;
  • through both the women's and CDEP groups, will help to maintain the lawns and gardens; and
  • participate in training to coordinate Junjar Mudar Mia activities.

    Families and individuals will:
  • ensure that there is ongoing participate and community support for Junjar Mudar Mia's programs; and
  • encourage enrolment and attendance in pre-school and school.

    The Commonwealth Government, through the OIPC, proposes to provide $40,000 towards the operation of Junjar Mudar Mia and $60,000, through FaCSIA, to renovate the building.

    The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

  • Related Entries

  • Geraldton Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth)
  • Yulella Aboriginal Corporation
  • People
  • Meekatharra Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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