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Ipswich City Council Indigenous Australian Accord

Category: Event
Date: 1 January 1997
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Place:Ipswich, south eastern Queensland, 80km west of Br
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
The Ipswich City Council Indigenous Australian Accord is a statement of commitment the aims and objectives of which are to:

  • Provide recognition for the Indigenous Australian community of Ipswich
  • Promote reconciliation and positive community relations within the Ipswich community
  • Provide accurate information in respect of the Indigenous community
  • Provide support for the local Indigenous community
  • Commit to working towards the provision of appropriate services in Ipswich for the Indigenous community
  • To be successful at being a model for other local Councils.

    In particular the Accord addresses the following issues: social, economic, artistic/cultural and environmental (both physical and mental).
  • Detailed Information:
    The Accord is viewed as a living document. It will be an evolving process that addresses issues such as reconciliation, self-determination and sustained economic development for the Indigenous residents of Ipswich. It will be subject to regular review. The Accord follows upon the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991, the signing of the 'National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders' by the Australian Local Government Association in 1992, and the 1995 resolution of the Local Government Ministers Conference on the need to improve services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a whole of government and community approach.
    Outcomes:
    The Accord has brought the following benefits:

    Formal recognition, respect and support for the endeavours of the Indigenous Australian community in Ipswich to redress inequalities
    Enhanced economic development and quality of life for the Indigenous Australian community in the area through community and cultural relations
    Positive profiling of Ipswich City Council as an innovative and progressive Local Government Council which is developing a role in the community beyond the provision and maintenance of basic infrastructure

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Ipswich City Council - Signatory
  • Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
  • Australian Local Government Association
  • People
  • Indigenous Australians of Ipswich - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders

  • References

    Resource
    Community and Cultural Services Department (1998) Ipswich City Council Indigenous Australian Accord: Executive Summary

    Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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