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South East Region 'Community News' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 25 May 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Mount Gambier
State/Country:South Australia, Australia
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($11,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Burrandies Aborignal Corporation (in-kind)
  • Subject Matter: | Cultural Heritage | Health and Community Services
    Summary Information:
    The South East Region 'Community News' Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation to 'provide the tools to assist the community to write, compose and produce a community newsletter twice a month.

    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 aims to build community capacity through the enhancement of communication between Indigenous Individuals and groups in the South East Region of South Australia. This increased communication is directed towards assisting in community wellbeing in areas such as health, employment culture and in problem areas such as substance abuse and family violence by providing information on services and agencies which address these particular issues.

    Shared Responsibilities
    The community will:
  • Establish a committee to work up the format and production style of the newsletter;
  • Set up a group of interested parties to write and produce each edition of the newsletter;
  • Use groups such as the Family Violence Support Group, and Pangula Mannamuma health service, the DECS and private schools network to distribute the newsletter
  • Seek local business support for the newsletter; and
  • Establish and maintain a database of community members.

    Individuals Community members will:
  • Write articles and take photographs;
  • Desk-top each edition of the newsletter;
  • Print each edition of the newsletter
  • Distribute each edition of the newsletter;

    The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has proposed a contribution of $11,000 for the provision of IT production, sound/image equipment, materials, printing and postage. The Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation has proposed an in-kind contribution of equipment and facilities to produce each edition of the newsletter.

    This funding is subject to the parties entering into a binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
    The SRA provides for annual reporting by the Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation on the number of editions of the newsletter produced and the average number of copies distributed each edition. A survey will also be circulate to newsletter recipients to gauge feedback on content and quality.

  • Related Entries

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Adelaide Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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