FAIR CANBERRA INC.

 

ABOUT US

Our Vision

That effective inclusive policies and programs exist across all sectors of the community so that all Canberrans can enjoy equitable treatment to allow them to fully participate in all aspects of community life and to reach their potential.

 

Our Mission

To advocate for, and represent the ideas and voices of, members of the Canberra community and, in particular, people from diverse culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to shape relevant and effective inclusive policies and programs across all sectors of the ACT community. 

 

BACKGROUND

Fair Canberra Inc was incorporated on 21 August 2017. 

 

Fair Canberra Inc primary role is to work as a policy think tank and networking organisation that exists to advocate for, and to influence, public, community, sporting, and educational organisations and the private sector on issues facing Canberrans and, in particular, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

The primary role of Fair Canberra Inc is to identify instances, and create awareness, of bigotry, bias and exclusion in the public and private employment and other sectors across the community.  Fair Canberra Inc highlights systemic bigotry and instances of inaction against it, wherever it may exist across the broader community.

 

Fair Canberra Inc also facilitates and creates opportunities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to positively participate in the social, sporting, cultural and economic life of the ACT.

 

What We Do

 

Fair Canberra Inc advocates for and influences public policy outcomes through planned, organised and sustained actions, networking, activities and commentary on specific issues facing Canberrans, with a focus on those issues that impact on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

Fair Canberra Inc advocates for policies and decisions to better support marginalised Canberrans through mechanisms such as direct individualised engagement, consultative fora, subject specific surveys, formally commissioned research as well as responding to formal Inquiries and hearings on relevant issues through representations and submissions. 

 

Fair Canberra Inc produces research and analysis that illustrates the realities of poverty, lack of opportunity, bigotry, and social exclusion involving those who are marginalised in our community – especially looking at those issues facing people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including people of colour, living, working, studying and raising families in the ACT.

 

Through its various activities, Fair Canberra Inc involves people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds - especially women, youth and refugees - who are excluded and marginalised and encourages and supports them to identify and rectify injustices, racism and other forms of discrimination.

 

We work closely with the leadership and membership of local multicultural and other community groups and service providers so they can deliver quality direct services, activities and programs to meet the needs of the cohort of interest to Fair Canberra Inc.