|POLICY TITLE||DIVERSITY POLICY|
|DATE ADOPTED||SEPTEMBER 2012|
|DATE REVIEWED||FEBRUARY 2017|
|TO BE REVIEWED||FEBRUARY 2019|
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.
This Policy applies to all Council programs providing services to communities within the municipality.
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.
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.
- 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)