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Redefining the Mainstream - Local Government, Inclusive Communities
        
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CONFERENCE THEMES

Theme 1: The Meaning of Community

  • What is the 'mainstream' - all of us or some of us?
  • Democracy, equality, fairness - what do these ideas mean in practice?
  • The politics of community leadership.
  • Reconciliation - what next?
  • Capacity building in Indigenous and ethnic communities.
  • Disability rights - turning them into practice.
  • Designing the future - planning in whose image?
  • Inclusive celebrations - beyond spaghetti and polka.

Theme 2: From Diversity to Civic Participation

  • Indigenous access and the 'mainstream'.
  • Disability and access - challenges and strategies.
  • Immigration and settlement-current debates.
  • Ethnicity and access - public service in a culturally diverse society.
  • Points of intensity: indigenous people and disability ; immigration and disability; gender and disability.
  • Strategies to combat discrimination and racism.
  • The economic benefits of diversity - productive diversity.
  • Mediation - cultural assumptions and practical outcomes.
  • Organisational change human resource management tools - equal employment opportunity and diversity management.

Theme 3: From the Local to the Global

  • Globalisation - local impacts and international opportunities.
  • Indigenous rights - international human rights perspectives.
  • Treaty eh? Local, national and international perspectives.
  • The struggle for international disability rights.
  • The internationalisation of human rights-local perspectives.
  • Local to local - friendship city relationships.
  • Environmental sustainability - local action, global focus.
  • Immigration and the environment.
  • Australian refugee policies and practices.

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