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Advocacy in the age of compacts: Strengthening the policy development dimension of partnership agreements between government and community organisations

Funding: 2006: $47,000
2007: $44,000

Project Member(s): Onyx, J., Dalton, B.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd (PIAC)

Start year: 2006

Summary: The recent introduction of written compacts (often also called partnerships and agreements ) between all Australian state governments and the community sector offers the promise of meaningful coproduction of public policy through better recognition of the importance of their advocacy role. In order to ensure that the new compacts continue to be responsive to the needs of both government and community organisations this project will identify performance indicators for effective outcomes in the context of the compacts and will create evaluative frameworks for their future development.

Keywords: compacts, partnership agreements, community organisations, policy development, community services, social development,

FOR Codes: Other social development and community services, Civics and citizenship, Social Policy and Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public services management, Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis, Social Policy