List of Recommendations
3.112 The committee recommends that future tender
rounds are not blanket competitive processes and are underpinned by robust
service planning and needs mapping.
3.113 The committee recommends that future tendering
processes should be planned strategically, with a clear sense of service gaps
and community need based on consultation with local services and communities. A
tendering or alternative funding process should be conducted in a manner which
enhances the capacity of organisations to meet community needs.
3.114 The committee recommends that future selection
criteria and funding guidelines should give weighting to the contribution and
effectiveness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to provide
to their community beyond the service they are directly contracted to provide.
3.115 The committee recommends that where possible and
appropriate, longer contracts be awarded to ensure stability so that
organisations can plan and deliver sustainable services to their communities.
3.116 The committee recommends that the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet improve its overall Indigenous Advancement
Strategy communication plan to ensure that all stakeholders are fully informed
and have access to clear and timely information.
3.117 The committee recommends that the full internal
review of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy process undertaken and
facilitated by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet be made public.
3.118 The committee recommends that the Government
release the revised funding guidelines as a draft for consultation with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their organisations.
3.119 The committee recommends that Government
prioritise investment in capacity building and support for smaller community
controlled organisations in future tender processes.
3.120 The committee recommends that the Government act
immediately to address the 30 June 2016 funding deadline for organisations.
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