Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement
|Date: ||1 September 2003|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Place:||Murdi Paaki Region|
|State/Country:||New South Wales, Australia|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Education | Health and Community Services|
|Summary Information: |
|The Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement was signed in western New South Wales as part of a new approach being adopted by Australian governments and Indigenous communities to improve the outcomes for Indigenous people from government expenditure.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Murdi Paaki Regional Council have agreed to work in partnership to address key priorities identified in discussions with community representatives late in 2002. These priorities focus on:
- improving the health and well being of children and young people;
- improving educational attainment and school retention;
- helping families to raise healthy children; and
- strengthening community and regional governance structures.
The objectives of the agreement include:
- establishing partnerships and sharing responsibility for achieving measurable and sustainable improvements for Indigenous people living in the Region;
- supporting and strengthening local governance, decision making and accountability of all parties; and
- learning from a shared approach to identify what works and what doesn't and apply lessons to future approaches both at the community level and more broadly.
The signing of the agreement marks the commencement of the Murdi Paaki region as a trial site for the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) whole of government approach to doing business with Indigenous communities.|