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The Beswick 'youth at risk strategy' program was the product of the related Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - between the Beswick Indigenous Community, the Australian and Northern Territory Governments and local organisations in 2007. The agreement was intended to address the objectives, identified by the community. These were:
The funding provided by the SRA enabled; the employment of a youth worker, funding of rehabilitiation services, government support to provide strategic advice, establishment of council guidelines for consumption of alcohol and other drugs and support to advocate for the establishment of non-sniffable opal fuel in the region.
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Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) project
Centre for Health and Society
The University of Melbourne
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