|POLICY TITLE||DIVERSITY POLICY|
|DATE ADOPTED||SEPTEMBER 2012|
|DATE REVIEWED||JUNE 2021|
|NEXT REVIEW||JUNE 2023|
This Policy articulates Swan Hill Rural City Council’s (Council) position in relation to diversity in all its forms.Council acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that diversity brings to social and economic development opportunities within the municipality.
This Policy applies to all Council programs providing services to communities within the municipality.
Diversity: Diversity relates to race, ethnicity,culture,gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, language, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, other ideologies, within Australian law.
Council celebrates diversity in all its forms, in recognition and support of the diverse population of the Swan Hill municipality.
Council will strive to ensure equity and access in providing services and infrastructure, takinginto account the diversity of its community.
Council will advocate to other levels of government on behalf of the community to ensure that adequate, equitable and appropriate services and infrastructure are provided, taking into account the diverse needs of the community.
- Local Government Act 2020
- Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Gender Equality Act 2020
- Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010
- Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Signed: Bill Moar (Mayor)
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