There are six model elements that we outlined in our Phase 1 report that are essential for the foundation of any organisation. These six model elements are: purpose, entity structure, roles and functions, governance, funding and representation. During the Phase 1 Community Consultations we sought
instruction from the Aboriginal Community to define the Design Principles by which to design the Representative Body and which roles and functions the Representative Body should have. Figure 2 outlines the interaction between the Design Principles and the model elements required to design and build an organisation. The Design Principles were seen as the base upon which a Representative Body can be designed and built, and the instructions for the entity design. The progress of the design of each of the six model elements is discussed in more detail in the main report for the Phase 2 Community Consultations. To date the design of over half of the model elements have been informed by the instruction provided by the Aboriginal Community. Figure 2 outlines which of the model elements have been completed (in green) or are yet to be finalised (in orange).
There are a number of ways to implement and design each model element.To find a preferred option for each model element, the evaluation process was to take possible options and evaluate them against the Design Principles and data from Phase 2 Community Consultations.
As an overarching principle, participants during the community consultations demanded their representative body be democratic and independent of government. The detail behind all Design Principles can be found in our report for the Phase 1 Community Consultations.