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State Election 2007
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In the lead up to the 2007 NSW State election, numerous human services community sector organisations and lobby groups will be producing 'Election Kits' and other material that will be made available through this page. The kits not only help to inform the public about issues facing disadvantaged people in NSW today they also provide strategies on how to lobby political parties around these issues.

Please note: These proposals are not endorsed by NCOSS unless specifically stated or unless a forum of NCOSS (eg. Aged Care Alliance).

Election kits, factsheets, links and resources
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Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)
Link: Please help stop child abuse in NSW Aboriginal communities

It seems both the NSW Government and Opposition have refused to provide the much needed funds because these are Aboriginal children at risk and they think that not enough voters will care. With your help, ANTaR is hoping to show them they're wrong.

NSW Children's Services Forum
Link: Pre-school funding in NSW

Campaign Kit/Questions for candidates
Despite recent increases to preschool funding in NSW, it is clear that we still do not have suffi cient resources to ensure the ongoing viability and affordability of community-based preschools. This document asks for responses from candidates on a number of issues relating to pre-schools. Answers will be made available thru this website and networks

Youth Action and Policy Association (YAPA)
Link: Call to the Parties

YAPA has released A Call to the Parties which outlines 20 priority youth and youth sector issues in NSWFeel free to use this information in and can be used by NGOs in their local campaign work.

Political parties are currently putting together a response to these, which will be distributed to YAPA members and networks.

Tenants' Union of NSW
Better Renting Laws
The Tenants Advice & Advocacy (TAAP) Services and the Tenants' Union of NSW campaign for policy change and law reform to improve the rights of all tenants.
Aged Care Alliance
Link: Election Kit
The NSW Aged Care Alliance has developed this Issues Kit in order to raise the important State issues for older people as they relate to the upcoming State election.  The prioritised issues include a brief description of each issue with recommendations and questions for all candidates to New South Wales Parliament.  Older People and their organisations are encouraged to use any or all of the Issues Kit in their representations to candidates when discussing areas of concern for New South Wales’ older population. 
UnitingCare NSW.ACT
Link: Election Issues
This document summarises a number of issues that have been of concern to UnitingCare NSW.ACT over the last four years.
Combined Community Legal Centres NSW
Link: Promoting Fairness and Justice in NSW in 2007
The CLCs call on all political parties and candidates in the upcoming March 2007 state election to respond to the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society and adopt the recommendations outlined in this statement.
Shelter NSW
Link: Shelter NSW Election website
This page has resources for use around the NSW state election, 24 March 2007. You will find an options paper, briefing papers, links to other websites, and some suggestions about what you can do to help give a higher profile to housing policy issues.
Link: Shelter NSW policy agenda
Shelter has prepared an options paper, Housing directions 2007, that discusses a range of housing issues in New South Wales.
ACOSS Australia Fair Campaign
Link: Australia Fair website
Australia Fair wants to encourage discussion, action, solutions and connections between communities to make Australia fair. Initiated by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the peak council of the community and welfare sector, Australia Fair is supported bymany organisations providing services to well over 4 million Australians.
Every Kid Campaign
Link: Every Kid website
The Every Kid campaign is being run in the lead up to the NSW State election in March 2007. Key community agencies who have expertise in different areas of social policy have formed a coalition to prompt the State Government to address the issues of poverty and social exclusion faced by disadvantaged children, young people and families across NSW.
Women's Electoral Lobby
Policy Proposals for NSW
Many women and girls in NSW still find themselves socially and economically disadvantaged.

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