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  • 1. Community Leadership

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    Accreditation with Welcoming Cities benchmarks councils across the six categories of the Standard. Councils provide evidence of active policies and programs. Accreditation through Welcoming Cities has a range of benefits, including:

    • Increasing the impact of council initiatives for the whole community
    • Providing a mechanism to plan for improvement and change
    • A positive and welcoming reputation; and,
    • Opportunities for shared learning

    Accreditation is an optional undertaking for members of the Welcoming Cities network who want to better understand where their council is positioned in regard to social cohesion and economic participation across the community.test

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    Established

    Answer all mandatory indicators

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    Answer 44 indicators, including all mandatory indicators.

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    Answer 70 indicators, including all mandatory indicators.

  • 1.1The local council publicly acknowledges First Nations peoples as Australia’s Traditional Owners, actively works to achieve reconciliation engage local First Nations communities in culturally appropriate welcoming activities.

    1.11
    The council is taking deliberate steps towards achieving reconciliation with First Nations communities.
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    The council formally acknowledges First Nations peoples in policies, initiatives, communications and at public events.
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    Documented standard practices are embedded across council business to ensure Traditional Owners are consulted and collaborated with to inform policies and initiatives.
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    The council is respectfully and mindfully partnering with First Nations peoples to provide non-Indigenous peoples with opportunities to learn about local history, First Nations knowledge and culture, and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.
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    1.2The local council communicates welcoming messages and strives to be welcoming in internal and external communications.

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    Welcoming and inclusive language is embedded in the council’s public resolutions, communications, plans, policies and practices.
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    Communications content contains messaging that conveys the community-wide benefit of cultural diversity and inclusion and the benefits of migration and settlement.
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    The council presents public narratives that showcase the experiences and contributions of migrants and refugees.
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    1.3The local council leads and supports initiatives that nurture connections between migrant and refugee and receiving communities.

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    The council proactively and publicly welcomes new migrants and refugees and supports activities that bring migrant and refugee and receiving communities together.
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    The council facilitates opportunities for representatives of migrant and refugee and receiving communities to discuss community issues of mutual interest openly and respectfully.
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