The 2019 NSW Government Budget was released, promising more advanced and accessible infrastructure, roads and transport for all. The Budget outlines station upgrades, more train services, additional schools, and the building of a new “Mega TAFE” which provides access to modern facilities and more jobs. It also outlines progressing the new Badgerys Creek airport and significant redevelopment of some Western Sydney hospitals.
Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) pays its respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. WSCF would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land on which we work, meet and live by. We pay respects to the elders past, present and future.
NAIDOC week is an annual event where we celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually from 27 May to 3 June as a time for all Australians to learn about our nation’s shared histories, great achievements cultures and to reflect on the events of the past as well as the present. Communities, individuals and organisations across the country join in commemorating two significant milestones in the journey of reconciliation; the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is just around the corner! This annual celebration gives an opportunity for the generosity of the 6 million volunteers to be acknowledged, recognised and honoured. In appreciation of NVW, WSCF would like to acknowledge all the volunteers who graciously offer their time and services to the organisation and ensure the events and programs are a success. WSCF would like to honour Pei-Pei Chen and her invaluable volunteer work, especially with the ZEST Awards.
As a budding social worker, when I tell people that my interest is in the policy and procedure side of social work, they often question me with puzzled faces. ‘if you’re studying social work, doesn’t that mean you want to work with and help kids, women and poor people?’. My answer...