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In addition to bilateral, regional and statewide partnership agreements, a ground-breaking Tripartite Partnership Agreement for Population Ageing in Tasmania was signed on 28 August 2006 by the then Premier of Tasmania, Hon Paul Lennon, the then Australian Government Minister for Ageing, Senator Hon Santo Santoro, and the then President of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, Councillor Michael Gaffney.
It was the first agreement of its kind in Australia. The agreement was signed for a duration of three years and was revised in November 2007 following an evaluation at the end of its first year. The agreement concluded 27 August 2009.
The objectives of the tripartite agreement were twofold:
In addition, the agreement was designed to serve a broader role - that of developing a strong and cooperative tripartite approach to aged care.
To reach these objectives, three priority areas for action were identified:
A steering committee, with representatives from each sphere of government, was set up to oversee the development and implementation of the agreement. The final report of the steering committee was released in September 2009.
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