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West Inala Panthers 'Pride of Place' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 18 May 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Inala, a Brisbane suburb, South-West of the CBD
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($97,285)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts ($12,750)
  • Proposed contribution - Brisbane City Council (In-kind support)
  • Subject Matter: | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services | | Leadership | Management / Administration | Sports and Physical Recreation | Youth
    Summary Information:
    The Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was developed between the Inala Indigenous Community and the Commonwealth Government on 18 May 2007.

    The SRA aims to create a sense of community pride through the improvement of the clubhouse and grounds, as a place to foster healthy social, educational and physical development.

    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 purpose of this SRA is to beautify the rugby clubhouse and grounds, and in doing so develop the sense of pride and ownership felt towards the club among the community. The development of an environment that fosters good health and educational achievement, it is hoped will increase school attendance and learning outcomes, improve the health of young people and strengthen mentoring relationships. In addition, the improvements to the clubhouse provide an opportunity for community members to learn trade skills.

    The rejuvenation of the clubhouse is to include the installation of a playground and study stations with computers in the learning centre, planting shrubs and painting the canteen, and adding height to the embankment to prevent people watching the game from the carpark (where alcohol is consumed).

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Inala Indigenous Community will promote positive relationships and challenge community or family violence, lead and mentor sport, cultural and art activities, reinforce the prohibition on drinking in public spaces, and the 'stringent code of conduct expectations' on participants, supervise and coordinate activities at the homework centre including a transport roster, ensure supervisors obtain 'blue cards', a positive 'Working with Children Check', (Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian), monitor school attendance, and do governance and business training to develop the club.

    Families and individuals will volunteer to be rostered to clean up the grounds after games and to transport players home, participate in education, employment, training, health and fitness programs, abide by the club's Code of Conduct, ensure that Inala children attend school a similar amount as non-Indigenous students, ensure that children complete homework and volunteer to tutor at the homework centre.
    Junior players will respect others and property, abide by a 'no school, no play' rule, complete all homework and abide by the club's Code of Conduct and their schools' guidelines for behaviour.

    The Australian Government, through the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs proposes to provide $97,285 for administrative training for club officials and members of the steering committee; workshops about domestic violence, drug and alcohol use, anger management, parenting, health and fitness. This funding is also to cover the purchase of ten computer desks, computer software, internet access and playground equipment. In addition, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts proposes to provide $12,750 for the purchase of jerseys, registration, insurance, first-aid materials and sporting equipment.

    The Brisbane City Council proposes to provide a person to supervise SRA works.

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

    Performance Indicators

    The success of the SRA will be assessed quarterly according to the following performance indicators:
    - How many social events have been held
    - How many Indigenous people are using the Homework Centre
    - How many senior players are undertaking education, training and employment
    - How many junior players attend school
    - Completion of homework
    - How many parents volunteer at the Homework Centre and how many have a blue card
    - Instances of non-compliance with the Code of Conduct
    - How many Indigenous people are members of the club
    - Success at retaining players
    - Attendance at training and education sessions

    The SRA envisages that an opportunity for feedback will occur when the Brisbane ICC meets quarterly with the Steering Committee of the West Inala Panthers Rugby League Football Club.

    Related Entries

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth)
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • West Inala Panthers
  • Brisbane Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • People
  • Inala Indigenous Community

  • Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia) | Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICCs) (Australia)

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