Help Your Neighbour

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The City of Greater Bendigo, VicApproximate population 116,000. 7% overseas born. 1.7% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The ‘Help Your Neighbour’ campaign is a community led response to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Foodshare saw … Read More

Stories of Welcome – volume one

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Strategies and case studies for building a Welcoming City Stories of Welcome is a collection of nine case studies, from some of Welcoming Cities’ member councils, showcasing a small sample of the great work that is happening in communities across Australia. Our members recognise the value of diversity to the … Read More

Not all children can see themselves in a blonde Barbie

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Diversity is a case of child’s play In the 1940s, psychologists Mammie and Kenneth Clark conducted a test using toy dolls to study young children’s racial perceptions. The study, colloquially known as The Doll Test used four dolls, identical except for their colour. The children, all African-American, were asked to identify which … Read More

Engaging Diverse Communities is Everyone’s Job

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The City of Stirling in Australia has a new network of diversity champions. In local government, engaging diverse communities is everyone’s job.  As with many local governments across Australia, the responsibility for engaging and including diverse communities often lies with a stand alone community development department. Generating awareness and sharing … Read More