Social Justice Committee’s priorities and 2024 campaign

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) recently farewelled two dedicated members: Michael Lynch, Western Region, who retired after nine years of service, and Brian Cullen, Lismore, who served on the SJC for several years. We thank them both for their passion and commitment to making their communities and our state more just and compassionate places. The SJC is pleased to welcome Laurie Eakin to the Lismore post and Kim Colbourne who is acting for Western.  

At their October meeting, the SJC discussed social justice policy and advocacy priorities for the coming year. The SJC endorsed a continuation of the themes of Housing and Homelessness, Cost of Living, First Nations justice, Domestic and Family Violence, Refugees & People Seeking Asylum, and Climate Equity/Justice. With cost and access to health services being raised by several members, particularly in rural and regional areas, the Committee agreed to incorporate health care issues into the Cost-of-Living portfolio. 

‘Affordable Housing for All’ was determined to be the focus of a new state-wide advocacy campaign for 2024. This will continue the Society’s long-standing support for more social and affordable homes, including through past campaigns, such as Build Homes, Build Hope 

Watch this space for how you can advocate for more affordable homes in your community, particularly leading up to local government elections in September 2024. 

Are you interested in learning more about your Social Justice Committee? Wondering how you can get involved in making change for a more just and compassionate Society?  

Ready about why social justice is crucial to our SJC representatives and you should join our network. You can also email the team at social.justice@vinnies.org.au. 

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