Toolkit for Drafters of New Agreements

Note: National Cabinet agreed on 29 May 2020 that the Council on Federal Financial Relations would be responsible for all Commonwealth-State funding agreements, including reviewing the agreements process. Before commencing work on an agreement please contact, your usual Treasury contact, FGFFU@treasury.gov.au or Chris Perks on (02) 6263 3926 for the latest information.

 

Schedule E — National Policy and Reform Objectives [PDF 28KB] of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations describes the structure and design of National Agreements and National Partnerships.

Further guidance to assist with the drafting and development of new agreements under the federal financial relations framework is provided in the guidance material below which forms the Toolkit for Drafters of New Agreements.

  • A Short Guide to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations and the federal financial relations framework [PDF 145KB | RTF 271KB]
  • A Short Guide to Payments that fall within the federal financial relations [PDF 169KB | RTF 179KB]
  • A Short Guide to Reviewing National Partnerships [PDF 260KB | RTF 267KB]
  • Circular No 2015/01 [PDF 692KB | RTF 112KB] - Developing National Partnerships under the federal financial relations framework
  • Circular No 2015/02 [PDF 770KB | RTF 595KB] - Developing Implementation Plans for National Partnerships
  • Circular No 2015/03 [PDF 1.3MB | DOCX 620KB] - Processes for drafting, negotiating, finalising and varying agreements under the federal financial relations framework, and related estimates and payments processes
  • National Partnership agreement template [DOCX 113KB]
  • National Partnership Road Map [PDF 151KB]
  • Implementation Plan template [RTF 58KB]
  • Implementation Plan Road Map [PDF 199KB]
  • Project Agreement template [RTF 381KB]
  • Project Agreement Road Map [PDF 90KB]
  • National Partnership for Streamlined Agreements bilateral or simple multilateral template [DOCX 45KB]
  • National Partnership for Streamlined Agreements multilateral template [DOCX 50KB]

More information is also available about the Conceptual Framework for performance reporting.