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Rubibi People at Minyirr Park Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 3 May 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Minyirr Park - Broome
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Minyirr coastal park is located at Roebuck Bay, south of Broome.
  • Proposed contribution - Deaprtment of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) ($39,220)
  • Proposed contribution - Attorney General's Department (AGD) ($39,220)
  • Subject Matter: | Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Youth
    Summary Information:
    The Rubibi People at Minyirr Park Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to assist in growing esteem for at-risk youth in Broome by providing them with activities that promote a practical understanding of and respect for traditional bush skills and knowledge.

    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 Agreement aims to enhance the self-confidence of 'at-risk' youth in Broome and to create functional and resilient families and communities.

    The project uses voluinteers and community workers to increase cultural awareness through the rehabilitation and maintenance of low key development work in coastal reserves, and the provision of education in coastal reserve care.

    Shared Responsibilities
    The community elders and traditional owners have agreed to provide instruction in cultural knowledge and practice in caring for coastal country. Community members have also agreed to manage the construction and maintenance of shade huts and composting toilets and the production of the trail booklet.

    Parents are to encourage their children's participation in the caring for country programs and to volunteer in the program on a roster for the program.

    The 'No School, No Football Academy' policy for school aged children is supported by the community, elders and traditional owners. Youth of age are expected to complete requisite TAFE courses related to Minyirr Park youth programs.

    For their part, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Attorney General's Department have proposed contributions of $39,220 each towards the purchase of materials for the shade huts, composting toilets, trail boooklets and OH&S equipment.

    NOTE: This funding is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
    Performance indicators include increased number of children participating in cultural activities; an increased school attendance; and a decrease in the number of youth coming into adverse contact with the justice system.

    These indicators will be communicated to stakeholders through reports provided by Minyirr Park.

    The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) as the administering body for the funds, will provide the required financial reports, whilst Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) staff will undertake necessary field trips to Minyirr park to facilitate communication and productive working relationships between agencies.

    Related Entries

  • Broome Coastal Park Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Attorney-General's Department (Cth) - Signatory
  • Rubibi Working Group
  • Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • People
  • Broome Indigenous Community

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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