Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia
|Date: ||17 April 2006|
|Sub Category:||Regional Agreement|
|State/Country:||South Australia, Australia|
|Alternative Names:||Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South Australia|
Service Delivery Agreement between the Commonwealth Government and South Australia
Third bilateral agreement
|Subject Matter:||Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Education | Environmental Heritage | Health and Community Services | Land Planning|
|Summary Information: |
|The Overarching Agreement on Indigenous Affairs between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia (also known as the Bilateral Agreement on Service Delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South Australia) was signed by the Prime Minister, John Howard, and the Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, on 17 April 2006. The five-year agreement aims to enhance health and welfare of Indigenous South Australians.
This is the third bilateral agreement to result from the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) 'National Framework of Principles for Delivering Services to Indigenous Australians' endorsed in June 2004. The agreement is a response to issues identified in the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report.|
|Detailed Information: |
|The agreement includes planned action in the areas of 'safer communities; housing and infrastructure; health and education; homelessness; economic development; land, environment and culture; and service delivery'.
It is to enhance cooperation between the two governments in service delivery, including through a streamlining of processes. The agreement is also designed to reduce bureaucratic overlap and service duplication in Indigenous communities.|