Social inclusion – how does Australia fare?

Do you need some facts and figures about Social Inclusion in Australia and how Australia compares to other parts of the world?  In 2001 The European Union (EU) began measuring social exclusion.  The Australian Government now has a Social Inclusion website and published this year is a compendium of data that has been collected for Australia.  This compendium has pulled together information from a range of sources to help in understanding how Australia is faring in relation to social inclusion and who is missing out. Apart from assisting the Australian Social Inclusion Board in its deliberations, it is hoped that the Compendium will generate much interest and discussion about social inclusion and what it means to be excluded in a relatively prosperous country such as Australia.  The full report is at http://www.socialinclusion.gov.au/AusGov/Board/Documents/Compendium.pdf

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

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