National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Lucy Maguire
Ethnic Communities Development Officer, Holroyd City Council, NSW

Access and Reconciliation for Residents from
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

The presentation will explain the strategies developed through a process of consultation to improve access and reconciliation with Holroyd Local Government Area residents. This will include an overview of major programs including but not limited to:
- The Community Education Program "Getting to Know Your Local Government"
- The Ethnic Communities Consultative Committee
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee
- Carnivale ­ A Celebration of Multicultural Holroyd
- National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Festival
- Holroyd Women's Working Party
- Policy Statement Development
- Arabic Cultural Awareness Day
- Ethnic Communities Profile
- Ethnic Services Directory
- Profile of Indigenous Communities in Holroyd
- Aboriginal Services Directory
- Consultation Protocol

Lucy Maguire holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the National University of Ireland and an Associate Diploma of Community Organisation from the University of Technology Sydney. Lucy has fourteen years experience working with Local Government in the Sydney area. She has extensive experience in the area of community consultation, community management, social planning and community development. She is currently employed as Holroyd Council's Ethnic Communities Development Officer and works with a range of specialists from all sections and departments of Council and across the wider community.

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

Papers & Workshops