Response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Concept Paper for a National Anti-Racism Framework

2022-02-04T04:27:13+00:00

In March 2021, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released a concept paper for a National Anti-Racism Framework, which is intended to be a central reference point to guide anti-racism across all sectors and communities. The concept paper proposes directions for the Framework, including guiding principles such as equality, intersectionality, and human rights. It also

Response to the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills

2022-01-21T01:53:40+00:00

On 23 November 2021, the third draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill was released. Introduced with the Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the bill: prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s religious belief or activity in a range of areas of public life, including in

Response to the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020

2022-01-24T00:22:51+00:00

On 5 August 2020, One Nation put forward the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 (the Bill) for review. This Bill centres around the notion that all school curriculum, syllabuses, and courses of instruction must acknowledge that parents are primarily responsible for the teaching of social, political, and moral matters to their children.

Collaborative Response to A Housing Strategy for NSW Discussion Paper

2022-01-24T00:56:36+00:00

Given the state-wide impact of the NSW Housing Strategy, Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF), in collaboration and consultation with key agencies operating across Western Sydney and NSW, welcomes the opportunity to put forward a submission to the Discussion Paper. Our joint submission puts forward recommendations to ensure the future of housing in NSW is safe,

City of Parramatta Council Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 & Operational Plan 2020-2021

2022-01-21T04:47:47+00:00

On 29 May 2020, City of Parramatta Council released its Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget 2020/2021. The document outlines actions and targets, budget, capital works and rates, fees and charges. The City of Parramatta is set to more than double in its population by 2041. Given the development and growth of Parramatta,

Response to Blacktown City Council Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 & Operational Plan 2020-2021

2022-01-24T00:58:34+00:00

On 13 May 2020, Blacktown City Council released its draft Delivery program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2020/21. The document outlines actions and targets, budget, capital works and rates, fees and charges. Given the growth of Blacktown and its already significant population, a strong program needs to be put in place to ensure equity and access

NDIS Annual Price Review 2020-2021

2022-01-21T05:55:22+00:00

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is undertaking its annual price review to examine whether the existing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) pricing framework and other pricing related policies under the NDIS continue to be appropriate, or whether modifications are required. The recommendations in this submission are based on consultation undertaken with WSCF member and

Response to Wollondilly Shire Council 2040 Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

2022-01-21T05:48:53+00:00

Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are produced by local governments in NSW to provide a 20-year vision for land use and growth. With influence from council’s Community Strategic Plan, the LSPS will direct and inform Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). For councils within the Greater Sydney region, these LSPS will act

Response to City of Parramatta Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

2022-01-21T04:51:46+00:00

Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are produced by local governments in NSW to provide a 20-year vision for land use and growth. With influence from council’s Community Strategic Plan, the LSPS will direct and inform Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). For councils within the Greater Sydney region, these LSPS will act

Response to Hawkesbury City Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

2022-01-21T04:52:37+00:00

Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are produced by local governments in NSW to provide a 20-year vision for land use and growth. With influence from council’s Community Strategic Plan, the LSPS will direct and inform Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). For councils within the Greater Sydney region, these LSPS will act