Toolkit for Drafters of New Agreements

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 861KB | RTF 8.2MB] - Processes for drafting, negotiating, finalising and varying agreements under the federal financial relations framework, and related estimates and payments processes
  • National Partnership agreement template [RTF 113KB]
  • National Partnership Road Map [PDF 151KB]
  • Implementation Plan template [RTF 58KB]
  • Implementation Plan Road Map [PDF 199KB]
  • Project Agreement template [RTF 385KB]
  • Project Agreement Road Map [PDF 90KB]

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