Social Inclusion

Inclusion for everyone

"Sustainable peace, development, and prosperity cannot thrive when some people and sections of our society feel excluded or marginalized due to the treatment they receive from others who are in the majority: treatment that prejudices, stigmatises or denies them their human rights." - Edward Sam

Lynn has an overarching commitment to achieving a socially just, democratic and sustainable society where everyone has the right to access adequate resources to allow them to fully participate in society.

It is this vision which underpins her work particularly in her portfolio responsibilities of Housing, Status of Women and Sexuality and Gender Identity.

Understanding that poverty and social disadvantage undermine social inclusion, Lynn is also a diligent advocate for Anti Poverty Week.

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

  • strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia;
  • encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

The Greens vision is of a Western Australia where everyone can be healthy, feel secure, and are valued active participants, included in all aspects of community life.


Social Inclusion

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  • Promote inclusion for all, and fight exclusion wherever it appears
  • Eliminate structural barriers to social inclusion such as poverty
  • Eliminate discrimnatory behaviours, beliefs and biases that lead to social isolation
  • Promote a socially just society
  • Ensure everyone has access to the resources they need for full participation in society



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Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia