Inclusive, progressive, connected


Inclusive, progressive, connected

Canberra is more than an economy – it’s an inclusive community where we want everyone to share in the benefits of a good life.

We are investing in people to build a more inclusive community and tackling persistent disadvantage so that all Canberrans can look to the future with hope and optimism.

Our commitment to social inclusion encompasses people of all cultures, races, genders, sexualities, ages and abilities. We are a stronger community when every individual is respected, valued, heard and empowered to meet their full potential.

Investing in our people is just as important as investing in Canberra’s infrastructure and services.

We are a thriving city, but there are still too many people doing it tough. That’s why the 2019 Budget makes a strong investment in early intervention to improve social connectedness, strengthen families and help end the stubborn disadvantage that continues through generations.

Reducing family violence, cutting the number of people coming into contact with our justice system, strengthening support for people with disability and acting to protect children and young people at risk will help build a brighter future for all Canberrans and see our community continuing to be even more inclusive in the years ahead.

In 2019-20 we’re progressing our commitment to social inclusion with programs addressing the causes of disadvantage:

Our commitment to social inclusion encompasses people of all cultures, races, genders, sexualities, ages and abilities.

Wellbeing indicators

A strong economy is fundamental to delivering a good quality of life for Canberrans. But it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why we are developing a set of Wellbeing Indicators for the ACT. The final Wellbeing Indicators will be launched on Canberra Day in 2020 and the Government will then report against these each year as part of the annual Budget process.

One of Canberra’s greatest strengths is our inclusiveness and our willingness to recognise and respond to the diverse needs of everyone who calls our city home. The development of these indicators will ensure we keep up this focus on inclusion so that the quality of life and wellbeing of Canberrans keeps growing as our city does.


Related

Media release: Investing in a more inclusive Canberra

Social Inclusion Statement2.0 MB

Budget Paper 1: Budget Speech 760 KB

Budget Paper 2: Budget in brief 5.0 MB