Ipswich City Council is committed to the continued development of an inclusive, harmonious and cohesive community and to enact a model of best practice in this area.
One of the greatest challenges facing Local Governments in view of changing population/demographic trends is its service response to the demands of a culturally diverse society. This involves Council being responsive in the areas of advocacy, planning and delivery of local government council programs and services to improve access and ensure the equal participation of all citizens in municipal life.
Council is committed to the principles of our Multicultural Access and Equity and Social Justice Policies and strives to:
To promote harmonious community relations in Ipswich.
Access Community Services Limited (Access) is one of Australia’s leaders in settlement, employment, training and youth support services to migrants, refugees and mainstream clients. We operate throughout Queensland, with particular emphasis on Logan City, Ipswich and Gold Coast. For more information visit www.accesscommunity.org.au.
The St Vincent de Paul Settlement Service delivers services which assist eligible clients to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible after arrival. Through empowering clients and facilitating self-reliance we can further the St Vincent de Paul Society's aim of providing a hand up, not a hand out. For more information visit www.vinnies.org.au.
The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) works to ensure all people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal access to services and can fully participate in all aspects of a cohesive and harmonious Queensland. This is achieved through a combination of targeted advocacy, representative and consultative functions and service development and delivery. For more information visit www.eccq.com.au.