Towards social inclusion

Venue: National Convention Centre

Location: Canberra, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2010
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Practical approaches to making social inclusion a reality

A socially inclusive Australia is one where all citizens have the opportunities and resources required to learn, gain employment, engage with their communities and have a voice. It is a very different Australia to the one we live in today where approximately five per cent of citizens aged 15 years and over face multiple disadvantages.

Following their election in 2007 the Rudd Government announced a commitment to decreasing disadvantage and building a more inclusive society. They established a national Social Inclusion Board, put together the Social Inclusion Toolkit and put in place mechanisms that encourage greater collaboration between governments and NGO’s.

With the foundations laid, it’s now up to our Federal and State Government Departments/Agencies, Local Councils and the NGO sector to make social inclusion a reality. The question is: How do we do this most effectively?

The Towards Social Inclusion Conference has been designed specifically to answer this question. It will do this through a series of practically focused presentations from Federal and State Government Departments, NGO’s, Local Government and leading thinkers in this space.

If you are looking to hear practical advice, real case studies and workable solutions then this conference is for you. We look forward to seeing you there.

Ongoing conversations about social inclusion are critical to ensuring we achieve it. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to become involved in this important conversation!

You will take away:

- A greater understanding of Australia’s social 
inclusion agenda
- Strategies for weaving a social inclusion focus into policies and programs going forward
- A greater understanding of other sectors with whom 
it is important to collaborate
- Practical advice on how to focus your organisations 
work to build a more socially inclusive Australia

Who Should Attend?

Senior representatives from Commonwealth, State/territory and Local Government as well as academic institutions and NGO’s, with responsibility for:

- Social Inclusion
- Policy / Strategy
- Programs
- Service Delivery
- Social Work


Additional Information

For more info, email or call 1300 316 882. Alternatively, visit