Submission to the City of Sydney on Community Wellbeing Indicators

by Jenni Downes

Catalyst Australia welcomes the initiative of the City of Sydney in developing Wellbeing Indicators. We applaud the endeavour, and recognize that the process of developing the Indicators will promote community awareness of factors that contribute to social wellbeing as well as provide information to guide future policy-making by the City of Sydney and potentially the NSW and federal Governments. The potential range of indicators is broad. We have commented on those areas that are within our public policy experience, drawing on our work over the past four years, particularly our publication, Equality Speaks: Challenges for a fair society, published in 2009.

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