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POL/COMM807

Diversity Policy

POLICY TITLE DIVERSITY POLICY
POLICY NUMBER POL/COMM807
DATE ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2012
DATE REVIEWED FEBRUARY 2017
TO BE REVIEWED FEBRUARY 2019
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policy-newPurpose

This Policy articulates Swan Hill Rural City Council’s position in relation to diversity in all its forms. Council acknowledges the contribution that diversity brings to social and economic development opportunities within the municipality.

Scope

This Policy applies to all Council programs providing services to communities within the municipality.

Policy

Council welcomes 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, taking into 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.

Definition

Diversity relates to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, other ideologies, within Australian law.

Related Policies

Related Legislation

  • Local Government Act 1989
  • Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Signed: Les McPhee (Mayor)
Date: 28/02/17

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