The Bowen ‘2 Positive Families – Childcare Services’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) aims to enhance ‘access to quality Childcare Services that acknowledge and cater for specific Indigenous needs’ (Indigenous Portal, January 2007). It is part of a set of four SRAs aimed at building and maintaining positive families within the Bowen community.
Shared Responsibility Agreements are voluntary 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.