Murdi Paaki Services
The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly is a formal affiliation of Aboriginal communities and, as such, purposely does not have legal standing nor can it enter into binding agreements with governments and others.
To enable a greater level of participation in operational matters and to provide governments with improved opportunities to innovate and invest in Aboriginal people of the region, MPRA established Murdi Paaki Services (MPS) as an independent professional legal entity under sole ownership and governance of MPRA.
MPS has a clear strategic focus of supporting the political, cultural, economic and social initiatives. MPS hopes to:
- Foster relationships with the Commonwealth, NSW and Local governments with a view to contributing knowledge and guidance in the planning, design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of services;
- Take responsibility for driving change at a regional level;
Apply for, negotiate and receive funding for priority projects of regional significance, including taking responsibility for managing flexible funding pools;
- Source, collate and interrogate information in relation to allocation of resources to the region and identify gaps, inefficiencies and inequities; and
- Conduct ongoing research and evaluation relating to socio-demographic and economic issues of interest or concern to the Murdi Paaki Region.
Murdi Paaki Services is located at 96 Marshall Street in Cobar New South Wales.
MPSL 2018/2019 Annual Report is available here.