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"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 community services, disability services, housing, seniors, sexuality and volunteering.
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.
This year Anti Poverty week is on from October 17 until October 23 2010. Lynn will be enthusiastically involved in a number of events over the week.