The Melbourne Declaration was supported by its accompanying document, McEETYA`s 2009-2012 quadrennial plan, which identified key strategies that Australian governments were prepared to adopt in each area of action. This has been brought into line with the main governments of the Council of Australia (COAG) and other national agreements. Progress in implementing these strategies in 2012 is outlined in Part 2: National Initiatives and Achievements. Intergovernmental agreements facilitating payments to states and national agreements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations are available on the federal financial relations council`s website. An agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories (NSW, WA, Tas, ACT and NT) Detailed commitments of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) can be recorded in intergovernmental agreements or declarations of cooperation. For more information on other intergovernmental agreements, see below. An agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories establishing a national jurisdiction and a maritime safety regulator for all merchant vessels in Australian waters. The Northern Australia Indigenous Development Agreement (the agreement) is an intergovernmental agreement to promote indigenous economic development as an important part of the Northern Development Agenda. The Agreement recognizes that Aboriginal participation in the economy is essential to fully achieving the development of Northern Australia and provides a framework for cooperation and an individual framework for cooperation between governments to promote aboriginal economic development in northern Australia. In accordance with the provisions of the 2008 School Assistance Act and regulations, the accountability framework for schools and non-governmental school systems is consistent with that of the NEA for the public school sector.
An agreement on the establishment of a national system of regulation and investigation of rail safety, including a single regulation and a single national regulatory authority for rail safety, complemented by a national rail safety monitor. An agreement on the establishment of a national regulatory system for all heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes, consisting of uniform legislation managed by a single national regulator.